Oh I thought we got rid of DangerDave the primary theist here in agnostic sheep clothing crying out gnostic atheist all the time. Don't tell me he's back. Or are there more like him? Is it any wonder these days that when someone tells me they are an agnostic I am immediately wary until I feel confident that their position is a credible one. I wouldn't have said that a few years ago. Live and learn.
I've never completely understood the distinction between agnosticism and atheism. For example, everything I've ever read by Robert Green Ingersoll (the 'Great Agnostic' of the 19th century) resonates, and I'm just as comfortable with the label atheist as I am with the label of agnostic. I identify, first and foremost, as a nullifidian (one who is without faith or a religion).
Gnostic Atheist"...implying you are 100% convinced that there's no god...and you know for a fact that this is true? That just doesn't sound very scientific. Your meme jokes...but you have to decide - are you more or less sure and/or convinced by evidence (you are "Gnostic" ) that there is no (a) god (theist)?
Maybe this will help you?
There are basically three types of atheists:
a) plain vanilla atheists: people who just happen not to believe in God or some 'higher being' or an 'unseen order'
b) atheists who are agitators , who believe that religion is a mental plague to be eradicated. They consider themselves to be the "médecins sans frontières" of mental health, fighting for a world without religions. Alas, their utopia is but a mirage, their striving donquixotesque. Above all, they rarely understand the nature of the object of their revulsion, which leads us to variety
c) scientifically minded atheists. They know that there will never be a world without religion. They view religions much like biologists or doctors view bacteria: they are ubiquitous; some of them are symbionts; some of them are toxic. What is most important: you have to study them first - then you can try to cultivate the 'good' strains and combat or contain the parasitic strains.
Fun pokes aside...I'm curious about the claim:
Theists posing as agnostics!?
All theists by definition are agnostics, they don't KNOW for sure God exists...but they BELiEVE that the sum of current evidence indicates that a God exists. To the theists that's called "faith".
I'm an Agnostic...and I'm Atheist. I also don't know for sure if God exists...but I believe the sum of current evidence indicates that a God or Gods does/do not exist. Oh me of no faith....
A Gnostic Atheist mean the atheist KNOWS God does not exist despite the current sum of evidence.
So yes you are an Atheist...and you seem to disfavor being called a gnostic atheist....would you describe yourself as a angnostic atheist?