The Daily Twitter: Atheist vs Agnostic

Christina here…

Not all Twitter exchanges involve me berating bigots for being bigots. Sometimes they go like this:

@comptonOG69 Its where you dont believe in a higher power. Because there is no proof. Athiest is where you "Know" there is no higher power.

@comptonOG69 Its where you dont believe in a higher power. Because there is no proof. Athiest is where you "Know" there is no higher power.

@Stanleyyo14 no, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in a higher power.

@Stanleyyo14 no, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in a higher power.

@Ziztur I put that in the wrong words. Athiest dont believe. Agnostic are skeptical because there is no proof.

@Ziztur I put that in the wrong words. Athiest dont believe. Agnostic are skeptical because there is no proof.

@Stanleyyo14 I'm an atheist. I don't believe, and I'm skeptical because there is no proof.

@Stanleyyo14 I'm an atheist. I don't believe, and I'm skeptical because there is no proof.

@Ziztur I used to say i was athiest. But now i just say im agnostic.

@Ziztur I used to say i was athiest. But now i just say im agnostic.

@Stanleyyo14 this explains it well: atheism.about.com/od/aboutagnost…

@Stanleyyo14 this explains it well: atheism.about.com/od/aboutagnost…

@Ziztur Thanks. So i can be athiest and say i dont believe in god. And at the same time have no proof? Or what?

@Ziztur Thanks. So i can be athiest and say i dont believe in god. And at the same time have no proof? Or what?

@Stanleyyo14 Yup! Just like you don't need to prove there are no fairies. The burdon of proof is on whoever claims god is real.

@Stanleyyo14 Yup! Just like you don't need to prove there are no fairies. The burdon of proof is on whoever claims god is real.

@Stanleyyo14 I used to call myself agnostic too! Then I read up on atheism and went, "I'm atheist!" Hardly any atheists say they KNOW.

@Stanleyyo14 I used to call myself agnostic too! Then I read up on atheism and went, "I'm atheist!" Hardly any atheists say they KNOW.

@Ziztur thanks. But whats the difference between being athiest and being agnostic? Agbostic dont believe or dis believe and athiest dont

@Ziztur thanks. But whats the difference between being athiest and being agnostic? Agbostic dont believe or dis believe and athiest dont

@Stanleyyo14 usually an agnostic holds the position that it's impossible to know whether god is real or not. So u can b an agnostic atheist.

@Stanleyyo14 usually an agnostic holds the position that it's impossible to know whether god is real or not. So u can b an agnostic atheist.

@Ziztur But isnt that what athiest think? That there is no proof so thats why they dont believe?

@Ziztur But isnt that what athiest think? That there is no proof so thats why they dont believe?

@Stanleyyo14 yup, exactly. There is no proof, so I have no reason to believe.

@Stanleyyo14 yup, exactly. There is no proof, so I have no reason to believe.

@Ziztur What do athiest think happens after you die?

@Ziztur What do athiest think happens after you die?

@Stanleyyo14 I don't know what happens for sure, but there doesn't seem to be a reason to think we don't just die.

@Stanleyyo14 I don't know what happens for sure, but there doesn't seem to be a reason to think we don't just die.

@Ziztur Yeah. Thanks for patching things up for me.

@Ziztur Yeah. Thanks for patching things up for me.

 

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