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Old 03-30-2014, 03:01 PM
 
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What is the difference between someone who self-describes as:

"Agnosticism, but not too serious about it"
versus
"Agnosticism, and laughing about it" ?

Those two bolded phrases are some choices of self-descriptors on profiles for a dating site called OK Cupid. What are your thoughts on the meanings of these two in regard to Agnosticism?

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Old 03-30-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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Beats me. Maybe an attempt to indicate how "hard core" you are about it, although there seems to be a missing category, "Agnosticism, and very serious about it."

Or maybe it's just an attempt to lighten up the subject.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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I figure that "very serious about it" self-description for agnosticism means the person is adamant that there is no way to know.

These three self description phrases are a little clearer with Christianity/Judaism/Islam. For example: a Christian who is "not that serious" might not say grace before every meal or even attend church.

As far as agnosticism, "laughing about it" and "not that serious about it" sound less pushy; like the person won't try to convince others.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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What is the difference between someone who self-describes as:

"Agnosticism, but not too serious about it"
versus
"Agnosticism, and laughing about it" ?

Those two bolded phrases are some choices of self-descriptors on profiles for a dating site called OK Cupid. What are your thoughts on the meanings of these two in regard to Agnosticism?
That's actually pretty funny! I think from now on I'll say "I'm agnostic, and laughing about it" just to throw people into total confusion. LOL.

It's an actual choice on OKcupid? Maybe they're just trying to be hip and wry and funny. Who knows.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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When I was scanning the topics page my eyes first read this thread as "Agnostic Vacations" which I thought sounded cool. Was this some cruise with an emphasis on irresolution? We sail aboard the Royal Vacillator but are never able to agree upon a destination, they all seem as valid as any other.

Then a closer examination revealed that it was variations, not vacations.

A bit disappointed here.
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:11 PM
 
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When I was scanning the topics page my eyes first read this thread as "Agnostic Vacations" which I thought sounded cool. Was this some cruise with an emphasis on irresolution? We sail aboard the Royal Vacillator but are never able to agree upon a destination, they all seem as valid as any other.

Then a closer examination revealed that it was variations, not vacations.

A bit disappointed here.
AH HA HA HA HA!

I'd like to take an agnostic vacation. Maybe an agnostic cruise? "So where does this cruise go?" "We don't know, but we're open-minded and are just going to enjoy the journey." Sounds adventurous!
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