Agnostic.com
Welcome to the Community

Agnostic is a non-profit community for people who require evidence before forming a belief. We recognize that believing something on faith alone, that is, having a conviction that a belief is true which is stronger than the available evidence, can lead to problems. While being agnostic is often associated with a skepticism of religious deities and is a popular theme on this site, we maintain that this same sense of skepticism should be applied widely to all beliefs one holds.

We hope to provide a safe place for people to share their thoughts and opinions, get involved in causes, keep up with news, and even meet others. We are not necessarily an anti-religion website.

Note: we share members and content (e.g., groups and posts) with our sister site at https://humanist.com which centers around secular philosophy.. Members can hide their profile from agnostic.com on the bottom of their settings page.

We want to be defined by principles and not what we don't believe.

Join now and meet other agnostics!

The following are core principles * we agree with:

  1. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
  2. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true.
  3. The scientific method is the most reliable way of understanding the natural world.
  4. Every person has the right to control of their body.
  5. A god is not necessary to be a good person or to live a full and meaningful life.
  6. Be mindful of the consequences of all your actions and recognize that you must take responsibility for them.
  7. Treat others as you would want them to treat you, and can reasonably expect them to want to be treated. Think about their perspective.
  8. We have the responsibility to consider others, including future generations.
  9. There is no one right way to live.
  10. Leave the world a better place than you found it.
* These guidelines can be found in the book 'Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart' by Lex Bayer and John Figdor

Agnosticism is the view that claims of truth should be held with a convinction appropriate with the amount of supporting evidence.
Want to help?

Agnostic is a non-profit organization that doesn’t charge anything for the use of the site nor do we take donations. Our funding comes from private individuals who want to promote a positive image of those who require evidence before accepting a belief. Read more on our FAQ page.

Community Guidelines
A key part of this site is the ability for members to post questions, comments, and links. As we want to ensure that this platform is inclusive and discussions lively yet productive, we would like members to consider the following guidelines. Help make this an intelligent place for discussion and it will be.
  1. Remember that people come to their own truth differently.
  2. We welcome debate and dissent but personal attacks, persistent trolling and similar abuse will not be tolerated.
  3. Avoid profanity, vulgarity, etc. Arguments have more impact if they are polite and respectful.
  4. Recognise that there is a difference between criticising a politician, government, organisation, religion or belief and attacking people.
  5. Keep comments as short as possible while still getting your point across.
  6. Stay on topic. If you want to create a new topic thread, simply post it using the "Post" button at the top
  7. If you post a link to another site, please make sure that it's relevant to the discussion.
  8. Whenever possible, do a search first to see if the topic has already been posted. Feel free to comment on the original post as your comment will show up at the top of the list when sorted.
  9. Don't post anything commercial. If you think there is something that the community wants to buy, send it to us first :)
  10. Don't advocate or make threats for bodily harm to any individual or group (including hyperbole). Doing so will result in immediate suspension or removal.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Obviously, we want to keep the discussion as open as possible but we have limits. While we do allow members who say they're religious to join, we not allow any religious proselytisation. We will also remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings, or material posted in potential breach of copyright.

Two Websites in One
We share members and content (e.g., groups and posts) with our sister site at https://humanist.com. That is, we have a single database and simply adjust the message slightly for the two domains. Humanism is a set of principles to live a better life and to help reduce suffering. Learn more! Members can hide their profile from that site on the bottom of their settings page.