Thinking Atheists should become Agnostics.

As I’ve said in previous blogs, Atheism is an illogical and impossible philosophy. No one can say: “There is no God.” because a person must be omniscience to make that statement and NO man is!   To the Atheist: “Be honest with yourself. Your belief that God does not exist is your FAITH statement based on your BELIEFS, not on any proof!” Besides, proving a negative is impossible. For example, I could say: “There are no unicorns alive on Earth today.” Can I prove that? NO! I’d have to be able to see every square foot of the planet at the same time to be sure, and even then I might miss it because of its camouflage. I’d need Planetary Omniscience.

I will send the Atheist to Agnosticism when he realizes Atheisms untenable logical dilemma. Since he doesn’t have perfect, absolute knowledge, the best he can say is “I don’t and can’t know if there is a God.” He can’t say for certain “there is no God” because he’s not omniscient! Both Atheism and Agnosticism deny God—the atheist with absurd certainty and the agnostic with skeptical, uncertainty.  The Agnostic has by far the more logical view but realize, dear reader; his view is a confession of ignorance NOT knowledge of truth. In the Bible, Romans addresses this in Chapters 1-3 as “suppressing the truth.” Agnostics do not deny the existence of God. Instead, they hold that one cannot know for certain whether or not God exists.

Ask the agnostic: “Is there a God?” They typically reply, “I don’t know if there is a God or not, but if there is, he is not relevant to my life.” Most would probably add, “no one can know for sure if there is or is not a God, but it doesn’t matter.”

Nineteenth-century British scientist Thomas H. Huxley created the term “Agnostic” for himself in 1870. He believed that only material phenomena were objects of exact knowledge. He made up the word from the prefix a, meaning “without, not,” as in amoral, and the noun Gnostic. Gnostic is related to the Greek word gnōsis, “knowledge,” which was used by early Christian writers to mean “higher, esoteric knowledge of spiritual things.” In coining the term Agnostic, Huxley was considering a group of his fellow intellectuals—“ists,” as he called them—who had eagerly embraced various doctrines or theories that explained the world to their satisfaction without God. Darwin’s Evolution was one of their major doctrines

Astronomer Carl Sagan, a self-identified Agnostic, said, “The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us. There is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”

This statement is an excellent illustration of Romans 1:18–25, because he admits “mysteries” but won’t define it, pursue it, or believe it. Agnosticism is a confession of ignorance, not a credible philosophy. God gave them over because both Atheists and Agnostics suppress the truth, Romans 1-3 again!

This blog is adapted from various portions of my book Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! Charlie is also the author of ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” http://yourchristiananswers.com

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21 thoughts on “Thinking Atheists should become Agnostics.

  1. Wouldn’t it be rational to then argue that the theist should be agnostic because there is no way of proving there is a god. To change a quote you made above:

    “He can’t say for certain ‘there is a God’ because he’s not omniscient!”

    It certainly would be nice if everyone took the agnostic approach. It would be refreshing to see less confirmation bias, wouldn’t you agree?

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    1. We walk according to faith and don’t claim omniscience. We have a personal knowledge of God’s reality. We’d have to get into a long discussion of how we know what we know and this is not a forum where we can do this. I’ve addressed this in my book ANSWERs For “The Hope That Is In You.”

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      1. No need for a long discussion, the deep thinker, whether atheist or theist, should be able to understand that there is no proof to confirm or disclaim the existence of god.

        The theist acts on faith and belief that a god exists. The atheist either has no knowledge of a god, they reject the theists belief or they may have been brought up in a family that follows a different philosophy such as Atheism, Buddhism, Humanism… or where religion simply isn’t part of their upbringing.

        One can simply not believe because there is a lack of evidence. It could be argued that we simply do not know because we are not omniscient but then we could make up any story that there are invisible god-widgets in the sky and claim it true because there is no way for someone to disprove it, that is silly.

        Instead of using your time to target people with different beliefs (especially when you use the atheism and agnostic tags), why not utilize your time to find common ground. Heck, despite the fact that I consider myself atheist, I have a pretty decent background in theism and like to have conversations with people about their religious and non-religious opinions.

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  2. This kind of stupidity blog is always fun to read – “I have a personal relationship with God.” Sure you do, buddy.
    There is no evidence for God. There is no evidence for unicorns. Thus, for our purposes as thinking beings, there is no god, there are no unicorns.
    Next?

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      1. That is also evidence for any God you can be bothered to Google. It is also subject to much criticism if you can be bothered to think that little bit more.

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  3. I think we are all basically agnostic because , even if we don’t really admit it, we have no way of proving that a higher being greater than ourselves does or does not exist

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    1. Agnostic, as I used it here, is the belief that there is no proof that God exists or if he does he’s not relevant to my life. My Christian affirms, by faith, not facts, that God exists and is the creator, the sustainer, and redeemer. Although vast evidence lies in the Creation in all its complexity and beauty even though it’s been tainted by sin I still walk by faith.

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  4. the whole premise of you post is wrong. atheists, one of which i am not, do not say “there is no god”. they say “I do not believe in god”. one is from a question of knowledge, the other is from a question of belief.
    atheism and agnosticism are the same answer from two different questions.
    by the way, David K was quite correct in applying your own reasoning to those who claim, by ‘faith’, experience or otherwise, that there is a god.
    honest Theists should also be agnostics by your reasoning.
    -KIA

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    1. Your original statement is false. Atheists do claim “there is no God”. Here are two citations:

      Why There Almost Certainly Is No God
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-dawkins/why-there-almost-certainl_b_32164.html

      There’s Probably No God – a response to Richard Dawkins
      Posted on 2012/05/12 by David Glass
      In his best-selling book The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins claims that belief in God is not only mistaken but irrational, especially in the light of modern science. He criticises belief in God from many angles, but in what he considers to be the central argument of his book, he claims to have shown that ‘God almost certainly does not exist’
      http://www.saintsandsceptics.org/theres-probably-no-god-a-response-to-richard-dawkins/

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      1. you are purposefully using a false definition of atheism to further your flawed argument. atheism is an answer to one question. does god exist? and their answer is “i do not believe”. you can push your definition all you want, but it will be crystal clear to everyone reading that you do so without integrity and honesty. good day.

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      2. from your own post back in may…

        We start today with what Atheists believe:

        Atheists do not believe in a god or gods in any form (no deities allowed)
        Further they believe there is no evidence for a deity and
        No reason to believe in any god or gods.
        —-
        these are a bit more honest, except you say that they ‘believe’ there is no evidence and no reason to believe.
        atheism is not a ‘belief’ system. it is simply a Lack of Belief in god or gods.
        it would seem for your current post you wanted to switch things up a bit to make it appear that atheists make more of a positive claim. you are evidently, purposefully and clearly knowingly being dishonest.
        “Thou shalt not bear false witness”

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  5. I am neither a god-believer, an agnostic, nor an atheist. I do, however, acknowledge there is a “Universal Presence.”

    This Presence possesses no mystical supernatural qualities. I do not pray to it nor do I believe it can change lives or circumstances. It cannot be called a “god” because there is no name for that which exists simply because it is. It encompasses all time and space and is in every molecule, every atomic particle. It is within you and within me. It is the mystery of our beingness.

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  6. Your statements make a claim as if ALL atheists believe exactly the same thing. That’s NOT true. There are some that vehemently declare “there is no God!” I’ve actually met some in my speaking engagements so your generalizations are exactly that generalizations. I stand by my statements previously made but I’ll make one modification to some Atheists say… I don’t want to be caught in your trap of over generalization.

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    1. The point is that you WERE guilty of the over generalization, AND wrong in your definition, even by your own previous post quote. But now you are too arrogant and prideful to admit it and repent.

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