Agnostics are often well-educated, and even more often do they see themselves as such. An agnostic, by virtue of their belief, typically sees themself as a very skeptical and critical person, and indeed, they usually are. They are often more intelligent on average than those who believe they know things, or at least, so the stereotype goes. Because of this, they often develop a sense of superiority, by which they can logically and rationally transcend the arguments of less-intelligent theists, who tend to be the most vocal ones.
An agnostic esteems above all else the scientific method. It is the infallible absolute of the agnostic. Everything must be empirically demonstrable to an agnostic, or it cannot be known to exist. A typical argument an atheist would use against a theist would be: "Since you cannot prove the existence of your God, how do you know that he exists?"
An agnostic attempts to apply empiricism to absolutely every aspect of reality. A thing does not exist unless it can be "scientifically proven". A modern understanding of science is the typical rhetoric of the agnostic.
Agnostic: "I do not, because it is impossible to prove the existence of God. In fact, I do not believe it is possible to prove the existence of anything, as everything we've known is a product or our subjective consciousness."
Theist: "Are you sure?"
Agnostic: "Yes, I am 100% sure."
Agnostic: "If a thing cannot be proven scientifically, there is no way to know that it exists"
Philosopher dude: "But you are assuming the existence of knowledge, which in itself is a totally abstract concept that is entirely unprovable by those means. If you are to apply the scientific method to every facet of knowledge, with our current understanding of perception and cognition, it would be impossible to trust your own senses, and everything would be unprovable, and hence, you could know nothing at all, including the validity of the scientific method."
Agnostic: "Any ideas of yours cannot be empirically proven, so I need not listen to you."
Philosopher dude: *facepalm.
it is the belief that even tho theres no proof that god exists, theres no proof that he does exist
heres the stupidest thing i ever found about agnostics
Strong atheists often question the special treatment weak atheists – and theists – give to religion. If they believe that the tooth fairy or Santa Claus do not exist, why are they willing to give God a benefit of the doubt?
they are willing to give god the benefit of the doubt because there is no proof that he doesnt exist. there is proof that santa and the easter bunny dont exist your parents tell you they dont exist when your a kid
Person2: There is no such thing as "god".
Person1&2: What do you think?
Person3: If there's a God, awesome. If there isn't, a lot of people are going to be pissed. I really don't care either way. I'm agnostic.
One can be an agnostic theist. Meaning that while they personally believe in a god they are open to the idea that they could be wrong. Or an agnostic atheist who personally believes there is no god(s) but also admits they have no real way of knowing the truth.
The term agnostic is ment to be used in conjunction with the words theist or atheist but will often be used as a stand alone deffinition of ones beliefs. Agnostic's will often be split in the middle of these two phiolsophys.
Is the opposite of gnostic- meaning a claim to knowlege.
Other agnostic person: "We will find out the truth on this issue when we are dead and I would not care to die sooner just to find the answer."
The existence of a higher being can neither be proven nor disproved. Perhaps life itself does not exist but is rather a figment of another being's imagination? Does anything even mean anything at all? If you can't figure it out, it's not important enough to care about.
Now go do whatever the heck you want instead of being confined or conformed to beliefs that were made by whoever however long ago and then mass produced and tailored to the media.
If religion never existed, would we even know the difference? Think for yourselves. That's what famous philosophers are, just people who thought for themselves.
Me: I'm sixteen and a agnostic atheist. I believe in my own philosophy on life, created as i experience it.
Lady: Oh... that's delightful...(confused look)
2. Atheist: You're agnostic right? Tell these catholic nerds that there is no God and that they are stupid for not sinning.
Agnostic: I can't say that because there is no proof that God does not exist, I'm just not sure which religion is right!
Atheist: The fuhrer will be very unpleased with you, how dare you disagree with me! Everything I say is fact! If there was a God I'd be him.
Agnostic: Right, why don't you sleep on it.
Atheist: We shall one day take over the Earth and when we do you religious peoples and agnostics will suffer!