Atheist: does not believe in a god or gods.
Agnostic: does not know if a god or gods exist.
Spiritual: Damned if I know, and most of them seem incapable of rationally defining it either.
Atheist and agnostic are not mutually exclusive as one deals with knowledge and the other belief, I identify as an agnostic atheist because I neither know nor believe.
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The great thing about words is that they have concrete definitions.
Therefore, it doesn't matter what someone's "personal definition" is because there is, and always will be, a real definition.
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1) Somebody who has realised that there is no falsifiable evidence to support the existence claim of any god or gods.
2) Somebody who doubts the existence of any god or gods, but who has not properly thought through this issue.
3) A nonsense used by those who cannot be bothered to use their brains.
I like Matt Dillhanty (spelling?) definition. Atheist is a lack of belief in a god as there as never been any proof of the existence of a god.
Agnostic is much the same. The word gnostic means knowledge and agnostic means the lack of knowledge of a god or gods.
Spiritual is harder to define as that is a personal experience. For me it is wonder, awe, joy I feel when I contemplate the Cosmos.
Someone who rejects the claims of the existence of a god or gods because they haven’t met their burden of proof and is eagerly willing to change their mind.
Someone who holds the position of “we don’t know whether a god exists or not.”
I have no clue. I know atheists/ agnostics that saythey are spiritual. But I don’t get it....like meditation and yoga? I don’t think they actually believe in spirits or souls.
Atheist - are sure there is no God
Agnostic - it's not possible to know if there is a God or not
Spiritual - don't necessarily believe in the traditional sense of a God (although some do), but believe in a supernatural energy or essence in humans. An intangible like a soul.
1) a rejection of the concept of deities or any "supernatural phenomenon".
2) a rejection of religious doctrine but a belief in some other non physical powers, possibly in innate materials eg crystals
3) a belief that there is more to life than can be explained through physical things or science. An unknown and non physical force.
Atheist say there is no God (which is a belief because they they don't really know that). Agnostic says they just don't know (which is the correct choice). Spiritual means increasing one's feeling of self awareness while we are here on a search for meaning in our lives. Trying to be spiritual is a noble undertaking.
However we should be careful not to equate spiritual with "soul" because more than likely the is no such thing as a soul.
Atheism and agnosticism are pretty straight forward but spirituality is far more ambiguous. I believe I'm spiritual because I can be so emotionally moved by things (real things that is) For example, I can be brought to tears when I hear a choir sing Handel's messiah. I'm certainly not religious but it is an amazing piece of work. The exuberance of standing on a precipice, looking down on the vast valley bellow. The thrill of riding my motorbike far too fast, weaving in out of city traffic. THe awe of looking at the vastness of stars as I reflect on how insignificant I am in comparison to the universe. When I create something beautiful and original, it is like an extension of me. When I connect with someone who is a stranger and we realise we are so like-minded. I believe in the interconnectedness of humans and all living things and that no one should be alone because we need each other to thrive. I see the beauty and the pain and this to me is a spiritual experience.