One who professes ignorance on the knowledge of whether or not any god
s exist, or even what the term means. It is a play on the words "ignorant" (to lack knowledge) and "gnostic
," (knowledge pertaining to gods).
Ignosticism is sometimes compared to theological noncognitivism
, and while one may be both an ignostic and a theological noncognitivist
, they aren't mutually inclusive. It is also often compared to agnosticism
, and nontheism
in general. Most ignostics would be categorized as "weak" or "negative" atheist