Anti-religious Agnostics?Do you think maybe atheists are actually anti-religious agnostics? That maybe atheism is just a popular thing among people who don't subscribe to religion, god, or their faulty views of morality? Are we just atheists towards the Christian god, and all other religious gods? My boyfriend and I debate from time to time and this got me thinking. He was an atheist who had decided the proper term for him would be agnostic. We argued about the differences, and he asked me if I can prove that god doesn't exist. Of course I immediately said the burden of proof is not on me, but on the person who inserts the claim that there is one. He then pointed out that either extreme view could both equally be ridiculous. He asked me why I'm an atheist. I responded by saying that I have no reason to believe because there is no evidence. He said, "you just basically told me you're an agnostic." Once we settled that, we moved onto our take on religion - which we are both anti-religion and everything from their credulous views of morality, spirits, and afterlife. Is that most of us? Are we all really just anti-religious agnostics? I would like to see other people's viewpoints.
Antireligion: is opposition to religion. Antireligion is distinct from atheism and antitheism (opposition to belief in deities), although antireligionists may be atheists or antitheists. The term may be usedto describe opposition to organized religion, or to describe a broader opposition to any form of belief in the supernatural or the divine.
Agnosticism: the view that the truth values of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—are unknown or unknowable. Agnosticism can be defined in various ways, and is sometimes used to indicate doubt or a skeptical approach to questions.
Atheism: the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheists tend to be skeptical of supernatural claims, citing a lack of empirical evidence for deities. Although some atheists have adopted secular philosophies, there is no one ideology or set of behaviors to which all atheists adhere.
Or agnostic atheists? (who do not believe any deity exists, but do not deny it as a possibility)
Do you think atheism is changing in definition in any sense?
*personally I will still identify with being an atheist. I am, however, an anti-religious agnostic. Maybe I'm both lol who knows.*
lynlyn85 26-30, F 3 Responses 0 May 12, 2012