Myth of Rational Agnosticism - Is Agnosticism the Only Rational Position?

Jun 11, 2010 Full story: About.com

It's popular for self-proclaimed agnostics, and more than a few theists who aren't agnostics, to proclaim that agnosticism is more rational and reasonable than atheism.

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Big Al

Kelseyville, CA

#1 Jun 27, 2010
Mr. Cline says: "In general, something can qualify as "knowledge" when it's a "justified, true belief." I disagree. If you say that you "believe" something you are admitting that you don't "know" it, because if you "know" something you have no need to "believe" it.
xix

Stockton, CA

#2 Jun 27, 2010
Rational people have no doubts about the pseudo validity of religious belief. Like Big Al said, if something is true, there is no need for belief.

No one asks if you believe in the moon, or in Antarctica. You may never have been to either place, but there is no need to merely "believe" in them. Belief is only required for the false and that for which no evidence exists.

That's why there is no alternative in religion other than to believe., And why those who perpetuate the fraud prey on children and the gullible!
Wise Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Sep 9, 2010
I think agnosticism is ultimately more intellectually honest than atheism. Making any sort of dogmatic statement about Ultimate Reality in the absence of empirical evidence is pointless...

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