Someone who believes that knowledge is not possible for themselves, some to different extents. They may believe that knowledge is possible, but paradoxically, it's impossible for them to know. While one will confine this to the metaphysical, most famously, regarding the existence of God, others will believe that they can know nothing at all, as not even their senses can be trusted.

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.
Theist: "Do you believe in God?"

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."

OR

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.
by Philosopher dude December 27, 2010
One who is certain of nothing except the falsity of the Christian faith.
Agnostics are some of the most open-minded people out there.
by David Mitchell April 28, 2005
Lazy sacks who think that life's greatest questions are best left unanswered.
Nevermind, I'm agnostic...

Sorry, my brain hurts; that's why I'm agnostic.

37 year old who works at Blockbuster, lives in parents' basement and eats lukewarm Pop Tarts, but is unequivocally agnostic.
by DewEye August 30, 2006
An athiest who doesn't have the balls to admit it.
John didn't believe in a God, but in fear of the possibility of a God, he claimed to be agnostic.
by Rappin' Phil July 06, 2006
An atheist with no balls.
Agnostics don't have the balls to say whether or not there is a God
by Steven Colbert June 21, 2006
An atheist who admits that he could be wrong, and thinks that this makes him something else.
I call myself an agnostic to make myself sound more open-minded even though I have no spiritual beliefs whatsoever.
by Killing Kittens March 06, 2005
an agnostic is an atheist without guts.
I dont have enough faith to be an agnostic or an atheist.
Agnostics are atheists without guts
by Brian L. February 20, 2006
Agnostic people are people who secretly know there is a God but dont have the balls to believe that they'll live a great life after they die.
Agnostic people usually turn towards Jesus as they get older and realize they were dumb in their teen years.
by Maybelline February 19, 2006

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