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Atheism and agnosticism

Confusion of Terms

There seems to be confusion between the meaning of atheism and agnosticism. Agnosticism deals with your knowledge on a subject; atheism describes a lack of belief in deities. These terms are not mutually exclusive.If you don't  know whether gods exist, you are agnostic. It simply means "without knowledge."

Atheist-Theist-Humour

Agnostic Atheist

You can be an agnostic atheist (I don't know, but I don't believe in gods).

Agnostic Theist

You can be an agnostic theist (I don't know, but I do believe in god/s).

Gnostic Atheist

You can be a gnostic atheist (I know that god/s do not exits).

Gnostic Theist

A gnostic theist claims, "I believe in god and I know he exists".

Free Thinker

For a much deeper analysis of the different belief/epistemological combinations and a very useful graphic representation see tha Free Thinker.

 

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