The Agnostic’s Options, Illustrated

Don’t understand the cartoon?
Understand it but don’t agree?

Here are a few posts that will clear up what it means and why it is correct (to my mind at least):

Distinguishing The Atheist Agnostic, The Theist Gnostic, The Atheist Gnostic, and The Theist Agnostic

Disambiguating Faith: How A Lack Of Belief In God May Differ From Various Kinds Of Beliefs That Gods Do Not Exist

Beyond Agnosticism: More Details About How I Know Various Kinds Of Gods Do Not Exist, Based On Scientific And Philosophical Reasons

Agnostics Or Apistics?

Disambiguating Faith: The Evidence-Impervious Agnostic Theists

Disambiguating Faith: Not All Beliefs Held Without Certainty Are Faith Beliefs

The “A” Word

Your Thoughts?

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://outofthegdwaye.wordpress.com George W.

    I just finished having this conversation with a good friend. This cartoon is worth a thousand words.
    Priceless.

    • Daniel Fincke

      It really is. I expect to frequently have use of it.

  • http://www.forrealityssake.weebly.com Iva

    Great cartoon! I sure know which side I’d choose if forced to jump, though. ;) Since in the strictest terms I can “know” very little (am I really typing right now? I think so, but can’t exactly know it), I tell people that I believe what is true “in all probability.” You’re the philosopher, though, so I’m sure you know far more than I do about what I know and don’t, lol. ;)


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