Is Agnosticism bullshit?
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Actually technically everybody is an agnostic to some degree. Atheists and theists are also agnostic at the same time. You might think you KNOW that there is a god or isn't one, but in the end you don't know because we can't know as of right now because there's no way to test for him.
Agnosticism isn't bullshit, it's being honest. I'm an atheist but I'm also an agnostic because I don't believe I god, but I can't know for sure that he isn't real for sure.
Agnostic just means "We don't not know" so until we have proof we will remain neutral on the subject.
Here is an example, now this might sound strange but it is necessary to prove my point
Okay let the twisted questions begin: what's my favorite color and my lucky number?
Below I will give you clues
a) That I am male.
b) I am Hispanic
c) I am 35 years of age
d) I am 5 foot 7
e) I have blue eyes
f) I have dark hair
*now from that info, how do you know how and what my favorite color and lucky number are, or if I have a favorite color or lucky number at all, or maybe I am just pulling all your chains and I am just a automated computer program, how can you know for certain, unless you asked and I told, seen and met me first hand, you have no hard proof on any of the questions.
Look only fools pass belief as truth (fact) without proof, only true hard fact can tell if I am really what I claim to be, or if am real at all.
Why are people in such hurry to pick a side on a matter with no hard evidence, I say lets take time out to weight our options with hard proof not speculation before calling ourselves anything.
We believe that we just CAN'T KNOW. It's not bullshit, it's just that there isn't enough evidence to prove God exists, but that doesn't mean He doesn't.
If anything, we're way more open minded and logical than Religious People and Atheists.
Also, I don't think it's fair for you to call another's beliefs bullshit, when you don't know for sure the truth; none of us do. That's why I'm Agnostic.
One can believe that their theory is correct while being open to refutation.
An agnostic can believe in the existence of God, but recognize that the burden of proof remains.
An agnostic can believe that there is no God, but recognize the idea as an explanation among many.
Atheists do not recognize the idea as an explanation, and those of faith do not care about proof.
No it just means "I don't know" nothing wrong with that, I am a scientist in my own right and I will tell you first hand, science can not prove nor disprove God, what I can say with 99.999% certainty is that the religious version of God is bull shit, but not the existence of a creator.
To be an agnostic is to be scientific until you are proved otherwise, I am agnostic on the subjects of dark matter, dark energy ect. even though all signs point to yes, but until we have 100% proof like we do gravity I will remain agnostic on those matters as well as a creator, (God, Allah or what ever one may call it)
The point I am making is that nobody knows everybody is agnostic but that is not interesting. Once you are agnostic you have not answered the theological question. You are not being asked to know if there is a God or not, we know you can't know that you're being asked do you believe in God? If you are Agnostic enough to not know what you believe is you are still an Atheist because according to the definition of believe it means "to feel sure of the truth" therefor belief must be an active thing, that you have to actively believe in something. So by definition if you don't know that there is a God than you don't believe that there is a God. Theologically Agnosticism is not accurate and neither is Apatheism because neither deal with with belief.
Theologically it is bullshit. According to my dictionary the definition of believe is "to feel sure of something" therefor belief has to be active and shifting. If you do not know if you believe in God or not that technically means you do not believe because you do not actively believe in God therefor you are an atheist. Proving Apatheism wrong is even easier, you don't care if there is a God or not therefor you still do not actively believe in God and you know the rest.
I think you are misinterpreting what is meant by Agnosticism. Agnosticism doesn't claim to believe or not to believe God. The only claim Agnosticism makes is that whether God exists or doesn't exists is unknowable and therefore irrelevant. Agnosticism is thus an epistemological position, it's not a metaphysical position. Agnosticism is completely withdrawed from the actual content of the theism debate.
There's a flaw in all of this: Agnostics don't 'believe' in anything. Atheists, however, believe that there is no god, and theists believe there is. So yeah, I do think you can take a position of not taking a position, if that makes any sense.
Agnosticism isn't really bullshit, it's just not taking a side on something that nobody has definitive answer to.