What Are Agnostics?

Agnostics are just those who are afraid to use The “A” Word. [Read more...]

South Park Savages Dogmatic Agnostics

Someone finally satirizes the agnostics for once, starting at 0:50 in the first video below and continuing through the others. (My own quibbles with agnostics are spelled out more philosophically and less humorously primarily in the posts 7 Reasons Why I Label Myself An Atheist Rather Than An Agnostic, Beyond Agnosticism: More Details About How [Read More...]

7 Reasons Why I Label Myself An Atheist Rather Than An Agnostic

I have never joined a political party and even though I deeply mistrust today’s Republican party, I do not identify as a Democrat or a liberal or a progressive.  The most I will say is that politically I am “left leaning”.  I am happy to take any number of stands on any number of issues [Read More...]

It’s Atheism, Not Adeism

As I have expressed a number of times in the past, I am a gnostic atheist.  I am an atheist in the sense that I neither believe in nor worship, appease, pray to, or in any other way imagine myself to interact with personal gods. Simply lacking such belief and refraining from related practices is [Read More...]

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 [Read More...]

Clarifying The Relationships Between Dogmatism, Skepticism, And Properly Proportioned Belief

In a post last weekend entitled “Evangelical Atheism?” I explored the ways in which some atheists may both be called “evangelical” with some justification and yet deserve to be spared the moral approbation aimed at the most notorious kinds of theistic proselytizers.  In reply Greg Teed suggested to me that atheists could not be “evangelical” in any [Read More...]

You Might Be An Atheist Even If You Hate The New Atheists

There are a lot of people who dislike Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, PZ Myers, and other prominent “New Atheists” (or, as some prefer “Gnu Atheists”) so much that they do not want to be called atheists.  John Wilkins at Evolving Thoughts had a post (and many remarks in the comments section [Read More...]

The “A” Word

Yesterday, Eric Steinhart pointed out that “Much entails atheism but atheism entails little”, which inspired F.O. to write to me, Now I just think about how much it took me to really admit to myself that I was an atheist, using that word and not any other alternative, and I found that funny somehow. Why [Read More...]

Agnostics Or Apistics?

In the past, I have defended the idea that rather than classifying people simply as atheists, agnostics, and theists that we should separate the questions of the contents of beliefs (whether they are atheistic or theistic) from whether one’s atheism or theism is held as a matter of knowledge or not. If one’s theism is [Read More...]


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