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Old 11-01-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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An atheist claims something doesnt exist just because they cant see it, yet and agnostic acknowledges that it could possibly exist but wont be convinced until seeing it firsthand!
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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IMO, this thread belongs here: http://www.city-data.com/forum/atheism-agnosticism/
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:04 PM
 
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An atheist claims something doesnt exist just because they cant see it, yet and agnostic acknowledges that it could possibly exist but wont be convinced until seeing it firsthand!
Agnostics are just atheists without the stones to make a definitive statement. We like to think of them as our weak-minded cousins.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Agnostics are just atheists without the stones to make a definitive statement. We like to think of them as our weak-minded cousins.


Im agnostic because the older I get and the more knowledgable I become, the less I feel that i know.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Im agnostic because the older I get and the more knowledgable I become, the less I feel that i know.
Gotta make up your mind at some point.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Occupied Georgia CSA
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Agnostics are just atheists without the stones to make a definitive statement. We like to think of them as our weak-minded cousins.
I am not an Atheist personally I hate religion I think of it that way. I believe its all fairy tale. I don't consider myself an Atheist because they claim there is proof god and satan don't exist etc but to me there is always a chance they might I just personally don't care. Organized religion is an opiate for the masses.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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It is one thing to have an open mind. It is another thing entirely to let your brains fall out on the floor.

Eventually, one should be able to make a decision. Terminal indecisiveness is not a virtue.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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Gotta make up your mind at some point.


An agnostic never has to make up his mind. While the die hard religious folks, and die hard atheists fight with each other convincing the other of each other follies, us agnostics keep an open mind always looking for the answers, realizing that some things are unanswerable!
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Murika
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You know, many atheists went through an agnostic phase first before concluding that there is no god... Thus, I am not sure that it has something to do with being open-minded. People oftentimes reach conclusions after careful consideration - that does not mean that they close their minds to something. Doing so would mean that they would never entertain another possibility.

I have no doubt that many atheists would willingly re-evaluate their position if convincing evidence came about.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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An agnostic never has to make up his mind. While the die hard religious folks, and die hard atheists fight with each other convincing the other of each other follies, us agnostics keep an open mind always looking for the answers, realizing that some things are unanswerable!
No fight, lol. I love religious folks! It's because of them that I can go shopping between 8 and 11am on Sunday without waiting in line! Woo hoo! Suckers, lol.
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