What is Agnostic exactly?

    I hear Agnostic being used in the same sentence as Atheist quite often. I know what atheist is, but what exactly makes a person agnostic?

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    A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.

    Headless Man

    A person that doesn't deny god but don't believe either.


    can you simplify that? lol

    An agnostic is someone who doesn't believe in God, Hell or the Kingdon of Heaven but neither does he or she disbelieve. It keeps you on the "safe" side so to speak!


    Not on the safe side at all. If Hell exist I go to Hell.


    A good question. As I have seen and had explained in my life, Agnostics aren't convinced that God does or does not exist.

    agnostic |ag?nästik|
    a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.
    of or relating to agnostics or agnosticism.
    agnosticism |-t??siz?m| noun
    ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from a- 1 [not] + gnostic .

    Why are there so many closed minded people? Open your minds, read, search, nothing is impossible is it? When you know everything, you shut your mind to learning, when you understand that we know very little, you open your mind My Grandpa knew everything, he was an engineer, brilliant man, but no one knows everything. He was never wrong, so he never learned much later in his life. You can't always be right, and (if you are , you are wrong for sure).


    I assume when you are suggesting that people should open their minds, you are speaking to Christians. The world of Christian/Judea is the most closed mind community in the world. Yes, open your mind to the true world of physical science.


    everyone is making good points

    I think I have the correct answer on this one but not a hundred percent sure:
    Agnostic means that you are note sure or don't know.

    Atheist means that they do not believe in any God or god.


    Many people who consider themselves to be Atheists are really agnostics, because they're really not sure and think the possibility of God exists.

    can you simplify that? lol

    If I'm not mistaken an agnostic simply has no religion. He/she can believe in God, though. So there is a difference between an agnostic and an atheist. The atheist does not believe in God, while the agnostic simply doesn't sign up for any religion.

    Show me the proof and I will believe in God. There is a Bible, who wrote it? For all I know a bunch of guys were sitting around smoking crack and decided to write a book. I have never met or even heard of anyone who has met God. Have you?
    And why would there be commandments, up until then was it not wrong to kill someone? Did someone actually have to go up on a mountain and come down with some stuff written on a rock and tell you that it was wrong?
    Don't eat meat, okay, you can eat meat. Mass must be said in Latin, okay, not Latin.
    The church changes their minds as much as everyone else, for who's benefit do they do this?
    It is entirely possible that yes Virgina, there is a God, I just want to talk to someone who has met him, not someone who tells me he hears his voice in his head. I hear voices in my head too, but trust me, they are definitely not God.


    Read the book, "The Binary Effects of God," and you will meet Him.


    I'm so tired today, I wasn't going to say anything, but i'm going to try, i have no idea why, but here goes, once again. You can see GOD. Do you know why? Because you "eye balls have" limitations. Can you see me typing this out. No, why? Because you can see that far. Have someone,stop, (before I go any futher I must state this, I am not trying to treat you like your stupid, or anyone else for that matter, so PLEASE don't take it that way).--cont.-- stand behind a door. Now you KNOW for a fact that they are standing behind the door. Can you see yhe person? No, but you KNOW he or she is there.


    Is that not correct? This is going to sound like a real stupid question, but it's not. Why can't you see thru the door? Because our Human bodies,and all it's parts,like our eyes,ears,touch,smell & taste. (I know you know this but hear me out) have limitaions. Can we humans hear the sound of a dog whisle being used to call the dog, yet we know it works because you see the dog ears go up and he runs to you. As you watch the dog do what ever he's doing, the body senses are teaching (sending signals to the brain) the brain what to remember for future use. Make sense? When someother human body---


    talks to you and say,"I got something very important to tell you", what taught this person's brain? The answer, the 5 senses of the body. They have limitations, you do get to see EVERYTHING that exist. You will now respond by saying, "Well the brain knows everything, it's just we only use part of the brain". Is this not what we are told and believe, and the really real smart people would never admit to the fact the we know nothing. We make up a belief system made up by nothing. That's why you CAN'T SEE GOD. THAT'S WHY one like yourself and others don't believe in a GOD or CREATOR. You have to


    SEE HIM before anything can exist. You know the person is behind the door, and you know that for a fact. Have "David Cooperfield" stand behind the door and then tell me, "he's there, I KNOW it for a FACT. Dee561, you not alone. You are being decieved, tricked, by what you see and hear and smell and taste and touch. You can ONLY KNOW GOD, one cannot prove there is a GOD using your human senses, they don't know anything. Can you now understand. Ofcourse NOT, You are now asking your brain that knows nothing for the answer. Stop doing that, you are always going to get the same answer, lies.


    And to just let you know, you will see CHRIST again, how else could you KNOW HIM? You will ask the brain once again, Is IT really CHRIST? Nope, not going to happen this time. This time around YOU WILL KNOW CHRIST WITHOUT ANY QUESTIONS for the brain. Now you will KNOW what really exists. No more waiting. Just doesn't matter what you think or do at this point, YOU WILL KNOW CHRIST, do you know why? BECAUSE ONLY GOD EXIST. You CAN"T KNOW anything else, because anything else DOES NOT EXIST.


    Up top in there in my first statement ,I meant to say, You can't see GOD.


    Another book! I do not need to read another book! Anyone can write a book about anything they want. Does not make it fact, just makes it someones opinion that is now on paper. I have already read hundreds of opinions in hundreds of books. I still do not see the proof.


    i used to think the same way you are debb. but it wasnt random guys that wrote the bible. supossedly god told them what to write and they wrote it down. but versions have changed and i dont know anymore


    1. a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience. Synonyms: disbeliever, nonbeliever, unbeliever; doubter, skeptic, secularist, empiricist; heathen, heretic, infidel, pagan.

    2. a person who denies or doubts the possibility of ultimate knowledge in some area of study.

    3. a person who holds neither of two opposing positions on a topic: Socrates was an agnostic on the subject of immortality.

    Please notice that Atheist is not among Agnostic’s synonyms.

    I think i may be agnostic.I dont have a religious belief ,its my conscience that guides me(i sound like Pinnocchio and was trying to give a serious answer!!!).If it feels wrong then i dont do it,and vice versa

    It's just another silly label to keep you from evolving spiritually. Labels are used by
    people of a lower awareness level. =] much love.


    It has nothing to do with awareness. Their are tons of Agnostics out there who have read countless books and researched religion for years who just don't believe what is written.

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