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I Am Agnostic

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    Political Reasons

    I am agnostic not only for personal reasons but also for political reasons.  Looking at this world around me and seeing how much bigotry, hate, violence and injustice occurs because of such strong conviction in religious faith makes me realize that who are we kidding to say...
    reidalie reidalie 16-17, F 15 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    Cheeched2015 Cheeched2015 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm curious, what do other agnostics

    or atheists think when "miracles" occur? For example when someone is suppose to die but whatever's causing it SOMEHOW disappears.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jun 9

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    "So, God has the will to stop the evil,

    but he doesn't? Then he's not omnipotent. He can do it, but he does not desires to do it? Then he's evil. Can he and want to prevent it? Then, from where does evil come from? He can't or don't want to prevent evil? Then, Why call him God?" -Epicurus Basically my thoughts.
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    This may help people understand

    why some people feel this way about a particular subject: God. ...Now that I have already lost a handful of readers, let's continue with one of the points I am trying to make: too many of us are so unwilling to listen to other people's opinions yet, at the same time, want...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I love that South Park episode with the

    agnostic family. It goes: "In this house you will only drink agnostic beverages: Dr. Pepper and Diet Dr. Pepper. Because what flavor is it? It is neither Root Beer nor Cola. Nobody is sure what flavor it is and nobody can be sure." ~South Park Hilarious! Incidentally, Dr...
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    I believe there's something bigger

    than us in this universe. I don't think all the religions are right, but they could all be wrong.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I cannot prove or disprove anything.

    And this trait of mine irritates me because when it comes to the supernatural or paranormal, I just shrug and say, "It could happen." There could be some entity in the sky watching and judging us, or there couldn't. No one knows. We don't know until we die. But I suppose one...
    DQcountry DQcountry 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    We all have asked ourselves

    if God exists. Sometimes I think it's like the case of mental pregnancy. That a woman lies to herself so much that in a point she actually believes she's pregnant and she has all the pregnancy characteristics. Sometimes I just get impressed by how accurate the bible can be and...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I believe that there is a god.

    But i do not know that. I was raised atheist at 16 i had an experience. I made a deal, either with god or my own mind, and i stick with it. I have researched as many religions as i could think of, although Sikh is new so i should probably look that up. None of them worked for me...
    MorganOBB MorganOBB 31-35, F May 7

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    Religion's good and all

    but I feel that it's only a guideline to live life. I'm surrounded by Christians and I've heard some really touching stories from people who've found God and changed their lives for the better. I'm happy for them. (: For my case, I just cannot fathom the thought of "oh..use me...
    ChasingNovelty ChasingNovelty 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    It's annoying because most people don't

    even understand what an agnostic men's and they are so judgmental anyway
    olivvia olivvia 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    The opposite of religion is atheism,

    but the opposite of religious arrogance, is agnosticism. Agnosticism is coming to terms with the imminent fact, that one still doesn't actually know the true origins of the universe and life. It does not concern itself with the perpetual rantings of monotheism, led on by the...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 3 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    Problems With Religion

    I used to say I was atheist.  How easy it is to say that you do not believe in anything, that you are free from religion and all of its splendor.  You have nothing to fear, nothing to have to worship.  You had nothing, in a very literal sense.  So then I began...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 32 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    I think this is the group I belong in,

    I'm not quite atheist, but I'm not a true believer. I just want to be a good person on a positive path. I'm still searching within myself to be the true me and find my way.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello Forum! Your help is greatly appreciated.

    I'll cut to the chase: My dad: mega-conservative-Lutheran, joining his parents and my siblings. (not that his is bad; it's their decision). Mother is a liberal converted Lutheran. She used to be Catholic, and her parents are mega-conservative-Catholic. So, i am 16 and confirmed...
    afrucht afrucht 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    My first experience at church was

    when I was two days old. Obviously, I don't remember what occurred then, but even so, my mother insisted- and still insists- that I attend every Sunday despite the fact that I could not have been aware of what was happening. Such was my life, going to church every Sunday and...
    madhay madhay 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    Tired Of Being Called An Athiest.

    I am not an Athiest. I think being Athiest is just as unfounded as being religious. I am Agnostic. I acknowledge that there could be a God(dess) or several. But I admit there's no real way of knowing for sure. Who are we to decide that there is a god, or that there isn't one...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F 10 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    Vermicide There with them is error We are

    sacrosanct A taunting of ravens to you My swarms have fit the holster My faith burnt every house Like no other manger I am emptier with doubt Bare them Sevens Three to a pall Marks the Venom Lush and terminal When I became your larvae You fed me from your plates Now my slouch...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27

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    Ignorant Agnostic

    As even a preschooler I didn't buy into the whole God thing. To me it was patently obvious some people were foam at the mouth insane over what to me seemed a fairy tale, while others had their doubts and mixed feelings about religion and God. I saw almost nothing attractive about...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 6 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    Chased From The Church

    My abuser was an official at my family church when I was a child. For about seven years he had inappropriate sexual contact with me, even managing to come on a couple of four week family holidays. He was a man of deep faith and had a very strong connection with his god. His...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 51-55, M 11 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    The reason I have chose not to worship

    or follow any religion is, because of the things happening everyday in the world. Today's good Friday, half of the world mourns from the death of people Jesus. Even though I was raised as a Catholic, I'm amazed how people make such emotive demonstrations to commemorate de...
    jmanu86 jmanu86 26-30, M Apr 3

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    What did the agnostic,

    dyslexic, insomniac do? He stayed up all night wondering if there was a dog.
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F Oct 14, 2014

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    the quintuplets are part of gods plan,

    I guess the fertility drugs had nothing to do with it ???
    fmjuice fmjuice 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I finally found the word

    that describes my views..! Agnostic : 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.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I get a headache every time I see an atheist

    say "Why would God let such bad stuff happen?" Okay, so you know so much about Religion, yet you forget there's good and evil? Both a God and a Devil, yet you blame God for the evil? Also free will. If I punch someone in the mouth, I should blame God for not stopping me? Like...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 8

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    True Wisdom Is Knowing You Don't Know

    It was Socrates who said, "True wisdom is knowing you don't know." My awareness of my ignorance is the source of whatever humility, creativity, and free will I might possess. Ironically, without it I would be lost and the more ignorant I know myself to be the wiser I become. I...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 20 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    I have a friend who has been constantly talking

    about God and religion recently. I'm tolerant toward religions, as long as I'm not having other people's beliefs shoved in my face. Personally, I have not seen any proof of there being a divine being. I honestly don't know if there is a way to prove it. That's my stance, though...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Scientific proof of "god" - http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=eQVm8RokoBA&sns=em Interesting video, hope you enjoy.
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    People sometimes ask what religion I'm in.

    I usually say I'm agnostic. Truth is, I don't care for religion. It never was important to me. So, even if there was a God, I wouldn't care. If God was proven fake, I still wouldn't care. It doesn't matter to me at all.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    Ill continue to be Agnostic until: When someone

    can tell me what happened before the Big Bang without saying A) Jesus' dad did it. B) it just happened. When someone can tell me how life started without saying A) Jesus' dad did it. B) it just happened. When someone can tell me how the universe isn't just one giant hologram.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 17

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    Something Is Missing In My Life But...

    Something is missing in my life but… What evidence are religions really based on? I would like to believe in something, but on what basis am I to choose? Since none of the competing religions can provide evidence that convinces me of their veracity, my...
    stingrey stingrey 41-45, M 19 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    I'm not sure what to believe anymore.

    When I was younger I was told to be Christian. Now that I'm older I feel it has too many unanswered questions and feels confining like prison. I don't feel saved I feel like it's being used to keep me complacent like cattle. Maybe cause when I read the bible the stories aren't...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I reject attempts by atheists to co-opt me by

    defining agnostic as a person "without belief. " if I thought of myself as an atheist I would call myself one. I am agnostic because I don't know. I don't want to waste my time arguing the god question or attacking the morality of those who do believe in God or don't. I just...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I dress modest, don't drink,

    am a mother and loyal wife and I'm responsible. So when people say nonbelievers are wild and unethical it really upsets me.
    natdav natdav 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    "I Am The Wisest Man Alive Because I Know One Thing, And That Is That I Know Nothing." - Socrates

    ...I don't doubt the possibility of a significantly more advanced being or beings being responsible for our existence, but when I consider the vastness of the universe, what could potentially be out there, and what little we actually know about it on this spec of a planet among...
    Syzygy11 Syzygy11 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    I am so sick of stupid people

    who will argue with you that Agnostic and atheist are the same.
    fmjuice fmjuice 61-65, M May 14

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    I've been to many different Christian churches

    (including Mormon, Baptist, and Catholic), have researched other Christian derivitives (such as Protestant and Pentecostal), and have researched Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Hindu, Paganism, and other, lesser known faiths. After all that, I know it just isn't for me. I cannot believe...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 2 Responses Apr 24

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    The universe is so full of wonder,

    anyone who thinks they have the ONE answer good for you. if rather keep my eyes and options open.
    cherrybabomb cherrybabomb 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 10

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    I don't worship a god.

    However, who the hell am I to say there isn't one?
    AnaSofiaa AnaSofiaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    No, it doesn't mean I haven't made my mind up

    yet, it means I am comfortable not knowing. I appreciate nature and all its beauty, it is in fact perfect in many ways, whether that be by design, coincidence or evolution. I think it is as it is supposed to be, somehow or other. How, I don't know. I believe that is beyond our...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 5 Responses May 1

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    I have said before in previous experiences

    and other people's experiences that I'm not particularly a religious person, but recently a friend died and it's hit me really hard. I have continued teaching in my school, and decided yesterday to go down and pray for him in the church. It wasn't particularly to keep peace of...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M Nov 19, 2014

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    I've known that I am agnostic

    for a long time. I have had relationships with Christians, Catholics and Mormons, looked and done some minor research on Buddhism, Muslims, and paganism, and it all seams so over dramatized. I love having discussions about religion but don't have many people to talk about it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22

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    Is there anyone that can relate ?

    I just had this conversation with my Christian minister grandmother and I'm both annoyed and drained
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    This Might Be Controversial.

    I am agnostic, another way of putting it would be on the fence I suppose.  Is there a God? The most honest answer I can give to that question is I don't care. There I said it, I don't care. At this point it wouldn't matter anyway. There are those that would deny his...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses May 8, 2009

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    My parents make me feel ashamed

    and embarrassed that I don't believe in God.
    Outline Outline 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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