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I Am Agnostic

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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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    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 16-17 3 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    I am agnostic because.

    . It seemed to be one of the only ways to remain objective to basic aspects of life/society/universe such as god, moral, afterlife, and the soul.. It's a way to define myself and tell people that I don't buy into the theist's ultimatum like the atheists actually do.. Which is...
    alyssaliv alyssaliv 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    i studied bio physics

    and our labs sometimes tried to prove the presence or absence of god. inconclusive at best. so the most i can say about god is : i have doubt.
    tenente tenente 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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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 1 Response Apr 3

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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 4 Responses Feb 11

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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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    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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    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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    http://www.newscientist.

    com/article/mg22530111.000-this-idea-must-die-which-science-ideas-should-retire.html?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=hoot&cmpid=SOC%257CNSNS%257C2014-GLOBAL-hoot#.VP-YzUu9LCQ
    alyssaliv alyssaliv 18-21, F Mar 10

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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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    Not Positive And Proud Of It.

    I've never really defined myself in any religion before, but my beliefs fall closely enough to Agnosticism I think to share in this group. Personally, I don't really have any will to define myself to a certain religion. I have studied alot of different religions, and to me...
    applekai13 applekai13 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2011

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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 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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    Which is to say while it cannot be proven

    as yet or perhaps ever, I allow for the possibility of the existence of a higher power/being. But I question whether that "higher power" is the 'creator' of the universe or whether it is a manifestation of the universe, an emergent property; the structure of the mapped universe...
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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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 Agnostic, Not Atheist And Not Confused!

    It seems being agnostic is the one and only theological stance that people still widely assume is a fair target. Telling people you are agnostic is often like painting a bull's eye on yourself. Evangelical New Atheists consider religion the root of all evil and insist that either...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 10 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    growing up I can safely say

    that my family was not at all religious. We didn't attend church, didn't pray... but showed deep respect for other people's beliefs and religion. I didnt really experience religion and christianity until my art history course in college...which is odd because it was so late in...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Feb 18

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    I was born a Muslim in an Islamic country.

    My family never practised any of the pillars of faith except for fasting, and even that was in the name of keeping fit. My country is now becoming more and more extremist (in one state non married couples are no longer allowed to ride on a motorcycle together). Muslims like us...
    thatmalayamoi thatmalayamoi 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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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 9 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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 1 Response a week ago

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 2

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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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    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 17 Responses May 8, 2009

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    How do some people even know

    if there is a heaven or a hell If your religion is based on books 'that have been sent by god' i dont think i can respect you. People are afraid of infinity, they think hope is based on religion but its not.
    moistturtles moistturtles 13-15, F Feb 1

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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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    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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    Dunno if am per say I believe

    that there some kind of higher power out there but more of a some thin I don't believe that human has all that power and controls our life and made us and the world by his self
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M Feb 18

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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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    Ignorant Wisdom: The Heart Of Agnosticism

    Socrates said, "True wisdom is knowing you don't know" to which I would add accepting our ignorance is how we really come to know anything. If nothing else we can always be certain of our uncertainty and, therefore, our ignorance. It is the source of whatever humility, creativity...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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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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    Agnostic

    Because there's apparently a rumour going around that I'm some sort of religious nut, it's high time I posted something here. I'm an agnostic who's considering converting to atheism. It's hard to disprove the existence of God, since God is a concept with no measurable attributes...
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 4 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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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 6 days ago

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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 4 Responses May 1

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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...
    TrystiBishop TrystiBishop 16-17 3 hrs ago

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    Hello, I am just recently discovering what my

    religious beliefs are. I have been raised in a very "deep southern" baptist family in which I have been forced to go to church, had religion shoved down my throat, and even "influenced" me to go to a Baptist University. Despite the fact that I've grown up with the family I...
    BlueTiger94 BlueTiger94 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    Oh How Naive I Was As A Child

    I was raised Christian (not sure which denomination). In fact, my entire family is Christian except for one cousin. He is atheist. I was also homeschooled, so my only influence for any of my opinions were my parents. In fact, they still get mad at me and my sister if we disagree...
    charlesrook charlesrook 18-21 3 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    I don't like talking about religion I don't

    want to pick a religion. If I can't control what is really up there or not up there then I shouldn't have to worry about it.
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 9 Responses May 11

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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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    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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    "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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    For some reason I get the feeling

    if some unsavory act ever became of me I would be looking up at a devil and an angel playing rock paper scissors for my soul.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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