I Am Agnostic

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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
    Jul 27, 2015

    I am agnostic because I admit

    that I don't know everything. I do not claim that I knew the existence of a God and I don't know of a God doesn't exist. It is a question that has no answer yet for me. I am open to possibilities but at the same time I always try to remain rational.
    PsiChic PsiChic
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2016

    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
    5 Responses Apr 17, 2013

    I've been questioning Christianity

    since 2012 but as crazy as it sounds I tried being an atheist and i didn't really seem to fall under that category either . Is there Anyone who can relate ?
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    14 Responses Oct 24, 2007

    What did the agnostic,

    dyslexic, insomniac do? He stayed up all night wondering if there was a dog.
    Leannaix Leannaix
    22-25, F
    Oct 14, 2014

    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
    9 Responses Oct 3, 2013

    I believe in life after what we have here,

    but I do not believe that any one religion has it 100% correct. They are all flawed in some manner, like with condemnation of homosexuality and the intolerance of other religions. I believe in a higher power because certain symbols and other signs in my life show that there is...
    beautifulbizarre beautifulbizarre
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    I have a great aunt who is very religious

    and she said God is all powerful and he gives you a choice weather to believe in him or not and stuff like that. I said something like if knew everything wouldn't that mean you technically don't have a choice? I mean if he knows everything, he knows what you'll choose right...
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    I don't worship a god.

    However, who the hell am I to say there isn't one?
    AnaSofiaa AnaSofiaa
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    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
    16 Responses May 8, 2009

    I can't relate to those

    who belong to an organized religion or Atheists. Both groups are pretty sure of themselves. I wish I could say the same. Must be nice to have the answers.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    "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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    this is where I think I fit the best.

    although, I definitely believe in a higher power. that tidbit, an open mind and basic manners keep me from being an atheist, ..also, im nowhere near as religious as they are.
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    I don't know if God exists,

    and I don't really care. I don't let religion affect my life whatsoever. I just do what makes me happy and try to be the best person I can be.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    Part of me believes in God

    but part of me... Just doesn't.... People always say to believe in God requires faith but I just don't have that faith, and I'm not going to apologize for not having that faith. I'm not gonna call myself an atheist because part of me does believe in God but I'm not gonna call...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    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
    31 Responses Sep 6, 2007

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 19, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    Im sitting in church,

    and the amount of ignorance kills me. You believe whatever the hell you want, but don't tell other what is okay and not okay in their lives. That's their choice. Im against marriage. I've been against it since I was little, but goddammit I'll fight for your right to get married...
    Manticore17 Manticore17
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    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

    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

    Have you attempted to take a practical/unbiased

    approach to finding the truth? There are so many religions where do you begin? Maybe none of them are true, but it can't hurt to look at things from others' perspectives. I'd like to hear what steps you've taken to come to your current beliefs.
    IsaacfromSC IsaacfromSC
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    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
    6 Responses May 11, 2015

    It doesn't make sense to me.

    They say God has a plan for everyone, so he has planned for us to do everything. Which would mean we have no free will. Just the illusion of freewill, if everything is pre planned. Furthermore, why would God be upset with us for sinning, IF HE PLANNED IT TO HAPPEN?! The same...
    LukeEmerson LukeEmerson
    16-17, M
    Mar 31, 2016

    When I was in high school,

    I used to talked with the god. She and I have our moments, I didn't actually care if somebody, something was watching me or not. I was never really religious but I've always have faith, optimistic about life. I was always a believer. I read about atheism, I wasn't convinced by...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    Mar 11, 2016

    What does being Agnostic mean to you?

    To me it means the uncertainty of wether God or a higher power actually exists. I've been told I don't know the meaning of what it is to be agnostic. I thought I might as well hear it from the horses mouth so to speak.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    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
    10 Responses Apr 7, 2012

    When I was a kid, my parents never really

    mentioned religion ever. Never went to church or anything. One of my friends always talked about her youth group and was really religious, so I asked my parents why we never went to church. At around ten years old, my parents let me decide what I wanted to believe in. They told...
    pianokat pianokat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    A part of me believes in the existence of a

    higher power or what we know as 'god' but the whole parts of me believe that 'religions' are total bullshits.
    delphixoxo delphixoxo
    18-21, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    I used to believe in God,

    then simply, SCIENCE happened. but whether there is a God or not, I really think no religion on earth got it right! Thoughts?
    AstroPerseus AstroPerseus
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2016

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    "I preach the gospel of I don't know!

    " -Bill Maher I don't believe anyone truly knows about the existence of a god and an afterlife. They may think they do but they really don't. And while I may have my doubts and don't believe in any kind of religion, I don't ever say that there isn't a god or an afterlife because...
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    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
    17 Responses Mar 31, 2012

    It's annoying being in a family of Christians

    and Muslims and atheist that want to argue about their views . They love to try and bait me into revealing where I stand , but i won't cause it's just not their business !
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    I got into an argument

    for being agnostic yesterday. How the **** can you argue with someone who admits they don't know! I almost admired the guy for that. It was one of those arguments where you realise "I really don't give a **** about this, but he obviously does so I'm gonna keep going because...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    And born into a catholic family,

    they just don't get that I don't believe the same as they do, I don't want to be religious, and I constantly have to go to church to see one thing or another else some might be offended.
    DHggmu DHggmu
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    Someone once told me

    that religion isn't for everyone. That it only makes sense to those who (want to) believe in it.
    misskp misskp
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015
    HELPTAKENhelpused HELPTAKENhelpused
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    I consider myself agnostic.

    I am not saying there is NO God, but I am not saying there is. I will truly find that out when my time comes. I am not going to let a book of rules (with good intentions) that was written by man control my life. Too many people find themselves bound to it and misinterpreting it...
    NoWhereToFlyTo NoWhereToFlyTo
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 18, 2016

    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

    its not worth wasting my breath talking to a

    invisible person. Its also not worth taking the time debating if their is a god or not.
    AmbitionzAzARida AmbitionzAzARida
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    To me it makes the most sense you can't prove

    or disprove the existence of a god.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    I am part of an extremely religious,

    Christian extended family. I was baptized as a Lutheran when I was 8, but can count how many times I've been to church on two hands. (Including my own baptism and family members' weddings.) It was just never something my parents really enforced or required us to do, so I never...
    lxfill lxfill
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    I was born and raised Roman Catholic

    and loved my faith . If someone said anything negative toward God, I would be quick to defend him. Lately, I have been really deep questioning if he exists and if he does, does he care or have the power to stop evil? Some examples are the Jewish people are his chosen, yet he...
    SDguy66 SDguy66
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    "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
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2013

    "A person who believes

    that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of [a] God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in [a] God" I identified as athiest for a long time before I heard of the term "agnostic." I didn't disbelieve...
    TheConsort TheConsort
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    My mother is berry understanding

    that I'm not a church goer , my grandmother is still unaware that I'm no longer a Christian /religious . she's always bugging me about church, I never give a response and I'm wondering should I tell her , or just continue the way I am ?
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    Admitting to yourself

    that your faith has been slowly replaced or reduced by your reasoning skills can be terrifying. I was raised in a devoutly christian family, but over time I began to question my beliefs. No belief should be rooted in the fear of being wrong, "hell." I just don't understand how...
    IsaacfromSC IsaacfromSC
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016

    I used to believe that there was a god,

    I used to pray for good things to happen in my life but everything was the same. I wasn't that religious to begin with, I was more of a science guy I did so much reach on " if there really is a god" and I always got the same answer " there is no proof or evidence that there is a...
    jordanny27 jordanny27
    16-17, M
    Jan 24, 2016

    Do Agnostics and Atheistics have any values?

    Oct 12,2015 Originally written as an answer to:  How do atheists deal with horrors such as people and even children being tortured. (edited,scd) I think you are confusing Atheism, the belief that no god exists, with the condition of having no values or morels. These are not...
    ArcticBear ArcticBear
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015
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