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Agnosticism

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Different from atheists, agnostics doubt the existence of God or gods.
the word Gnostic means knowing.. which this is someone that Knows there is a God. HOWERVER, A means un, or no or better yet NOT.. so the word AGNOSTIC means that they do not know there is a GOD.
all dogs are animals.
Sort of, if your agnostic you aren't really sure if therwe is a god.But if you believe in a higher power (doesn't have to be a god from a religion) then you are no longer agnostic
No one founder of agnosticism has existed. The word is a variant of agnosis, which simply means "not knowing," and people use it in reference to their belief that a person cannot truly know whether or not a god does or does not, or gods do or do not, exist. That is strong agnosticism. Weak...
Yes   He basically lists all the classical proofs of God's existence:   ontological, cosmological, the argument of the design and  necessity-   then refutes them (really quite well) and also refutes the fact  that Jesus was the nicest and kindest man who ever lived. It is  rather...
Keep reminding yourself that you don't know everything that the other person has seen, heard or experienced--and how those things affect how the person thinks and reacts. If you knew more of the background, you might be more tolerant of their differences from you.
Not sure what you mean by "illuminity", however both the terms "illuminati" and "illumination" are frequently encountered in searches on philosophy and religion. Illumination is a subjective experience where one "becomes aware" of the mystical/supernatural/divine, usually to the extent that the...
when phillip the french dentist, drunk from wine vomited into the bucket of mysteries, kade was created from this alcoholic brew.Kade then ruled the world, creating dinosaurs with the magic given to him by phillip.He soon tired of the dinosaurs and they were exploded.He then made some people with...
There was not a specific date that agnosticism was invented - many will have been unsure of religion since its beginning. The word agnostic, however, can be traced back to Thomas Henry Huxley, an English biologist who first coined the term in 1869. However, earlier written works have promoted...
Agnosticism is not considered to be a religion. Agnostics, by definition, are unsure about the existence of God (or any other diety for that matter), and therefore wouldn't worship him.
The practice of questioning the existence of a god or supremebeing.
Agnosticism comes from the point of view that the truth value of certain claims especially claims about the existence or non existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims is unknown or unknowable.Agnosticism can be defined in various ways, and is sometimes used to indicate...
Yes there is no reason not to at least not in the christian tradition.
Pascal was sympathetic toward agnostics in that he did not immediately condemn them for doubt. Instead, Pascal tried to bring agnostics into the fold with a famous argument commonly called "Pascal's Wager." According to the argument he proposed, it is impossible to prove that God does or doesn't...
There is probably a low frequency in the room that you can't hearbut your brain picks it up subconsciously. But generally it'sbecause our culture believes in the possibility of ghosts andspirits so that a placebo affect takes place making you "feel"something.
Buddhists do not believe in a single, omniscient God. The Buddhist understanding of the universe includes a recognition that there are a lot of aspects of this universe, this reality, that we don't understand. Through analytical meditation and other practices we can understand the deeper truths...
Unanswered prayers can lead to atheism because mos people become desperate in there search for god. They however believe that if god can't answer their prayers then he can't exist. This however is a wrong way to take it because you don't know if the prayer will be answered later in life.
I don't think there is an "official" Agnostic religion. There are groups such as the Rationalists or the Ethical Society that might discuss some of the same topics about human behaviour as theistic religions, without connecting them to the existence of God or a relationship with God.Unitarianism (or...
There is no recognized 'leader' for agnostics. However, a fair number agnostics are also interested in secular reasoning and philosophy, so many of the great philosophers of the ages (Socrates, Hume, Kant, Descartes) are read and debated by some agnostics. There are also a number of vocal agnostics...
There is not really a history of agnostics. Agnosticism is a Greek  word meaning "without knowledge". Agnostics do not feel like there  is enough evidence, one way or another, to prove or disprove the  existence of a god and other supernatural phenomena. There have  been agnostic views for as...
It's possible. It's also possible he is looking to rob you, or  that he's got mental problems, or many other things. 
None currently unless you found a church & want to.
Christianity has the biggest population of followers, adding together all the sects. It is estimated that over 2 billion people are Christian. Islam is the second biggest religion, with an estimated 1.4 billion followers.
Probably it is computer or electronics talk for channel independent. 06/20/2013: Channel-agnostic - refers to retailers who are indifferent to which method you choose to shop or make returns. If you buy online can return in-store, vice versa.
The same thing that happens to everyone else. Consciousness ceases, cellular action decreases to an end, and the body begins to decompose.ANSWER:Regardless of your belief of what happens after you die, the same thing happens to everyone- you can't change reality simply by really believing and...
T.H. Huxley in 1870. it means a-gnostic. "a" meaning without, "gnostic" meaning "knowing"
I am an agnostic. No religion truly gives a purpose. It is just a belief that is passed down generations. For an agnostic to not really care whether or not God truly exists is just a belief. So therefore. No it does not give any real purpose. But neither does any other religion....
16% of the worlds people do not believe in a god or gods.
This is a nonreligious use of the word 'agnostic'. It means, essentially, that a service is independent of any individual mobile network, and will (or should) work with any of them. Oddly, telco catholic may be a better term, since catholic (lower case c) means universal. For example, when an ATM...
There's little evidence that atheism is actually dangerous; occasionally some atheist apologists "over" attack theists, but it's difficult to imagine atheist extremists blowing up statues of the Buddha or becoming suicide bombers - why would they? ---------------------------------------------------...
It is symbolic of someone who has died.
Agnostics question whether there is a God. They don't believe in organized religion. --- The Buddha said that it was not necessary to believe in a god to achieve enlightenment. He neither disputed nor acknowledged the existence of gods, but left it to his followers whether to believe in them....
Agnostics by their nature dont believe in anything as they feel they are not equiped to understand reality./
Buddhism at its very core--cessation of desire--is a philosophy, a way of life. This then is compatible with Atheism because it has nothing to do with the supernatural. However, Buddhism on the surface is a highly complex world religion. The Mahayana, Vajrapani, Pureland (etc.) branches of Buddhism...
Facebook is a social networking site, and as such will be "biased" toward the majority. Answer: There is no evidence that Facebook is biased towards any religious (or non-religious) point of view. If the majority of people there are of one opinion it simply reflects the statistical opinion of the...
That would be an agnostic, although it would be more accurate to say they believe in the possibility of a god.
People who are undecided about the existence of a supernatural deity (god) are usually referred to as agnostics. Some agnostics feel that there is likely no god based on the evidence available (but are open to the possibility that a god may exist) while others feel that, while there is likely to be...
Every mature system of belief, including agnosticism, is self-affirming. There are a multitude of reasons that the believer adduces to comfort himself/herself in the rightness of what they believe. These reasons are frequently vacuous, and can be exposed by a trivial amount of questioning. For every...
See Link below for a list of Agnostics
It's all up to the individual, but most people celebrate SOMETHING. Take Christmas as one example. Many agnostics observe Christmas, or Midwinter, or Yule, or whatever they choose to call it. Christians are supposed to believe in the deity of Jesus, and emphasize his birth when observing Christmas....
the pew research council runs the study under Religion & Public Life, though they seem to change the name they use every time they determine what percent of populations associate with which belief system or lack of belief. They include all major religions in the world, Atheism, Agnostic, and...
Agnostic literally means "no knowledge." Broadly, agnostics think that the existence or non-existence of a deity or deities is unknown and possibly unknowable.It's possible, and internally self-consistent, to be firmly convinced that it's not possible to KNOW whether a god exists or not and still...
  It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "Jove's child".
It depends on who you ask. The atheist would say there is no God. Some atheists believe the big bang created the universe and the human being. The agnostic is unsure who created the human being since they are unsure their is a God since they see no proof that there is one and see no proof that God...
People are Agnostic because they have no propper knowlage of god(s) and are sometimes doughtful about how the world was created? does god exist? is there a supernatural realm? and is there heaven and hell?
Yes. Anyone can, with hard work and determination. Difference of faith does not interfere with the efficiency of any 12-step programs. However, note that you cannot work the program as described in the AA Big Book, which consistantly and repeatedly describes God as the creator of the Universe.If you...
A "militant agnostic" is a person who insists that the knowledge of the existence or non-existence of a god is and always will be an unanswerable question. This differs from a so-called "transitional" or "questioning" agnostic who may be searching for an answer, and has the hope of one day...
Isaiah chapters 40-55 record the words of a sixth century prophet living in exile in Babylon, called Second (II) Isaiah, or Deutero-Isaiah. The Babylonian Exile was a peiod of intense scrutiny of Judaism's religious beliefs. In this opening chapter of his original work, since merged into the book by...
agnostic = without knowledge From the greek: a - without, gnosis - knowledgeNo more no less.BTW, I consider myself a Christian Agnostic - I choose to believe christian theology but I do not believe that we can know if any theology is true. I could be wrong and I freely admit it.
Monotheists believe in a single deity. Mono = 1 Where as atheists believe in no deity. A = without
Agnostic: Without Knowledge Knowledge: Acquaintance or familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report God: the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe. They must gain knowledge of God through sight, experience, or report to know that god exist.
Christianity is the belief that there is one god in the form of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and is based on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as laid out in the Bible. Agnosticism, on the other hand, is the belief that it is impossible to either prove or disprove the existence or...
There are groups all over the world.     See the link below for websites that may lead you to a group in whatever country you reside.
Its not sure the psychic is even real but I got a image of a place once. later I went to Hawaii and when I walked by the Air Port in Hawaii I saw the same thing REALLY but ya I heard my dad got some too. Psycic is something in I think everyone you just need to find it and learn how to use it. But...
No. If your child has red hair when he/she is born then most likely  it will change, but if it doesn't then you have a baby that has red  hair. It is a gentic malformation, it isn't because your child is  cursed. Don't worry, you don't have a devil child.  
They are Agnostic because the don't have the knowledge about god and can't decide or they have dought's about certain things. E.gGod made the earth in six days.
"Intellectual captivity" is a derogatory term used to point out that a person may be so ingrained in their own belief system or be so trapped in a circular logic, that real "truth" has no room in their minds. For example, a Christian may say that an atheist suffers from intellectual captivity...
You mean the roles of a hindu? The only role is to serve the society in any manner possible.
Just be kind. Safety first. Be prepared. Think before you speak, look before you leap. Create, to further life, love, in Universe.
There is no specific thing that agnostics prefer to drink. They have different preferences just like anyone else, and drink the same things than anybody else might drink.
The NON-RELIGIOUS population of the world, is 14.7% The ATHEIST population is 3.8%. Yes, there's a difference.
He described himself as a follower of Judaism, so neither.
I hope not, because salvation is needed from God through Christ by everyone, because we have sinned we would be judged even for one sin and would not be worthy of heaven on our own. If you do good, your sin from before still can never be forgiven without Christ, who stood in our place to take the...
it gives independence to the mind which enables man to be free.
Since Agnostics only believe what they can see or prove, only the acceptance of the miraculous would be a miracle.
The word for neither denying nor accepting the existence of God or another divine power is called Agnostic/Agnosticism.
Religion is, and has always been a way of controlling the masses, yes.
The world, especially the well educated and wealthy part of it has been heading in that direction for many years. for a long time relationships were tightly controlled by conventions that protected the structure of the family and extended family, especially in the case of the wealthy, as the...
Generally, belief in any deity or group of deities outside of Abrahamic tradition implies a disbelief in the Judeo-Christian God. As for an Abrahamic equivalent of Adevism, the fact that the word was coined by Mueller to apply to a special circumstance, to my knowledge it is unlikely a synonymous...
You do not have to be a Christian to go to a Christian church. Attending Church is an opportunity for those who believe to affirm their Christian faith. But, that is not all. It is also an opportunity for those who have come to believe to share the reasons they have become believers, and their life...
It all depends on from what angle you see it. Personally I find it important that a society sees to it that every one has a home. even those that or one reason or another cant afford it. Having beggars and homeless people on the streets is a terrible thing to see in poor country's it is inexcusable...
As of 2007, of the top ten irreligious countries are:   Estonia   Japan   Denmark   Sweden   Vietnam   Macau   Czech Republic   Hong Kong   France   Norway
'Some believe agnosticism is the only answer to religious debates,' or 'To many, agnosticism is simply not an option.' etc
Agnosticism is not a single, unified 'religion' or philosophy. Probably, the majority of Agnostics have no particular belief when it comes to the afterlife, but some may have beliefs that are related to a humanistic or scientific understanding of the world. The question is a little like asking: What...
Agnostics are people who believe that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; people who claim neither faith nor disbelief in God. As you can see, nothing in that definition has any bearing on what they wear. They wear clothes and...
People who do not believe in evolution or something and people who  know there bibles and belive that there is a god. Both know that  our life is like a fire on a candle stick. When you blow the candle  out, the fire does not go any where. Its just gone. Our life's are  like that. When you die,...
"Reincarnation" is potentially right, but reincarnation does not mean we become specifically animals in our next life. Views differ I'm sure, but I understand it to be we will return to this world of the living as another living creature. We may return as a tree, or a worm, or bacteria, or another...
Generally speaking only Orthodox Jewish people live Kosher - they do it by choice because of the laws laid down in the Torah. There is also Conservative Judaism, some of whos members follow Kosher, some of whom don't, and and "Moderate" or "Reform" Judaism, most if not all of whom do not follow...
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If you accept what is said in the Bible. God does. the first rule of the ten comandments says, I brought you out of Bondage. You will have no other God's Besides Me. asuming that mosses didnt chip out the tablet with the rules on it on his own. It also say thou shalt worship the lord with al thy...
Agnostic is the "i don't know" response to religion. They are neither theists nor atheists; they are waiting for proof for one or the either. And in the meantime they tend to feel it is arrogant to believe 100% that there either is a god or isn't a god when no one can possibly know for sure at this...
AnswerMany theists believe that the world was created just as the Bible says, and refuse to accept any evidence to the contrary. They have a considerable effect on views of others on how the world was created.There is no atheist creed as to how the world was created. Of course, atheists know that...
This depends on what would be considered a major religion and where the cut-off line is. I would be compelled to say 5: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Atheism.
It means without knowledge. Agnostics feel that there is not enough  evidence to prove or disprove God's existence.
An agnostic is somebody that is not sure about a god or higher being.
That isn't a simple question to answer. Not all agnostics necessarily believe the same things. So, some do, some don't.
Prostration means dropping down onto one's knees and bowing, as an act of immense respect and worship. This is often performed in religious contexts as a form of worship towards God, and in Islam is part of standard prayers. A place of prostration would be a place where this activity was acceptable,...
If you do not believe something is the law of god, you do not need to obey it. You may need to obey it from a civil or practical or ethical standpoint, but if you are trying not to displease god, first you need to believe that he exists.
You mean agonistic interactions Essentially they are non friendly interactions I have a BSc in animal behaviour
One possible answer is the fact non religious people live in a Christian country. The Christian service would predominate in the case of a wedding service or funeral service. This is likely done for the benefit of Christian people who might be attending the service and would be done more for...
Yes, as long as the pyramid is a hospital. As far as geometric  symbols, crystals, and voodoo dolls go, there is no proof that  these objects can heal or cause illness.
Do you mean what does an atheist think about homosexuals? It depends on the person, to be honest. Personally, I think that a human is born with a mind to love who they love and there's nothing wrong with that.
It depends if they're agnostic theists or agnostic atheists. Honestly, I don't like labels too much. I'm just a person.
Faith is a firm belief without logical proof. Thus it is not a 'given'. It is not a theory in the scientific sense, since scientific theories require demonstrable evidence. It is reasonable to say that religious faith is a hypothesis.
You could try to provide them with clear undeniable proof. Don't  say "Because the bible said so". It's always best though not to  force your own beliefs amongst others and let them believe in  whatever they chose to.
You can't possess anybody. That is a lie spread by the Christians and the Jews. Demons don't possess people either. Angels (enemy Nordics) possess Humans sometimes because they are very evil. If you are under the protection of Satan however, you will not have to worry about that. Hopefully you...
The wise men brought gifts for Jesus of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Mary thanked them for bringing the gifts for Jesus and the wise men left to find a place to sleep for the night. As they were sleeping, they each had the same dream . The wise men were warned by an angel not to go back to King...