Atheism vs' Agnosticism

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Sep 25, 2009
 
Hi, can someone explain to me the difference between Atheism and Agnosticism ?
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Sep 26, 2009
 
Atheists believe in evolution science and the bg bang.
Agnostics are just to stupid to believe anything.
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Sep 27, 2009
 
Question wrote:
Hi, can someone explain to me the difference between Atheism and Agnosticism ?
Agnostic means; 'I don't know' and was begun by Socrates in questioning the world around him and whether the gods existed or not. Those who enjoy learning and wonder about the universe are usually agnostic.
Atheism is 'knowing' there is no god. Many people seem to choose to say that they are this because it's the simple term used by 'worshippers' to group together what they mean to call 'infidels'. Both 'isms' are infidels but I think that word is too 'muslim' sounding for most christians and might make them seem silly if they actually used the word.

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Oct 20, 2010
 
The term was actually coined by Huxley in the 19th century to express his view that neither the existence or non-existence of God can demonstrated by means of reason. In itself, it does not indicate whether one does or does not believe in God. A person can be an agnostic theist as well as an agnostic atheist.
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Feb 9, 2011
 

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Question wrote:
Hi, can someone explain to me the difference between Atheism and Agnosticism ?
In simple terms, Agnostics hold that certainty on the subject of God's existence is impossible. Basically, "I don't know." and "I can't know.".

Atheism simply refers to the lack in the belief in God. Basically, "I don't believe in God.".

The two terms address separate questions, so they are not mutually exclusive. You can be an Agnostic Atheist, Agnostic Theist, Gnostic Theist, or Gnostic Atheist.
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Kevin stated it very well. Much better than I could have.

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