Question am I Agnostic? I don't believe in God or Christianity...I much rather believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the tooth fairy. I really don't care about Christianity or any religion...you do your thing I'll do mine...I stay away from politics too. I agree with atheist thinking but I'm not going to argue with anyone...I just stay away from it. Is there a term where you're kinda both?
Sounds to me that you are a "Don't Carist" like me!
I don't care whether there are or aren't any gods... I live my life in the best way my conscience allows me to, with the morals and ethics I have learned from family members, teachers, literature and of course civil laws and even just modern peer pressure for what is right, wrong, acceptable and unacceptable behavior. We have plenty of guideposts for our behavior.
I don't need the church or a bible to tell me how to act in today's society, regardless of what was deemed proper and righteous thousands of years ago in ancient Mesopotamia.
If there is a god of some kind and an afterlife (which I also don't believe in) then I can be judged for my actions on their whole, not whether I followed ancient (often barbaric) rules of behavior as outlined in an ancient book, as recounted by human writers describing a most likely fictional deity who is supposedly all knowing, but who didn't even know the earth isn't flat... I think I'll still get my gold sticker for good behavior.
I identify as an agnostic, atheist, humanist, freethinker, rationalist, skeptic, and many other things, but not a theist, deist, christian and the like.
You are agnostic if you don't have 100% belief in a god. That's my understanding of the word.
I don't argue or debate. I do try to make my point about something, but I have no god belief nor do I believe in Santa or the Easter Bunny. People mostly just do as they want to anyway and their beliefs are whatever they decide to believe. I am mad at Jesus because he did not bring me a pony. Wait, I think that was Santa.
Don't worry about labels. Like I tell people when the issue comes up, I tell them, you probably call me an atheist. I don't believe in a God. I can't prove or disprove one excist or not. I personally don't believe it does, but I absolutely disagree with religion. It's just a bunch of man-made B.S. So I personally don't label myself. I'll leave that for everyone else.
To me it’s not about what I’d rather believe. It’s about what’s true.I’ve never seen any evidence for a god, so I’m an atheist. I know there’s no way to prove there’s not some god living on another planet somewhere, so since I have no way of knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt, I’m also agnostic.
Ask yourself a question: 'Am I agnostic about all gods ever created by humans, and I mean equally agnostic about all?' If your answer is that you just don't believe in all those thousands of gods, then just throw in the god you just happened to be born into and call yourself an atheist. People might disagree with you, but they cannot say that your position inconsistent. Just a suggestion.
You will never find a consensus on this site for the definitions of 'atheist' and 'agnostic'. You can listen to others' explanations but then you'll have to make up your own mind how you want to use those terms. The downside of that is that others still won't know what you mean when you use them. It's really quite silly we can't have solidified definitions, though.
As for me, I believe that 'atheist' describes what you believe and 'agnostic' deals with what you can know. They explain two different things and thus, aren't mutually exclusive. I am an agnostic because I can't know whether or not a god exists, but I'm an atheist because I do not personally believe in any gods.
I have met agnostic Christians before as well (the only logical way to be a Christian if you ask me).
I consider myself atheist when it comes to any and all man-made God claims, but agnostic of any "higher power". I doubt any such higher being exists but to say it's impossible would be disingenuous. If it doesn't or can't follow the laws of physics then I generally disregard it. Just my point of view.
IMO, an atheist is convinced there is no God (or gods), while an agnostic leaves the door open for something beyond humanity. I am a religious, non-theist, humanist because I enjoy the community and learning opportunities of my UU congregation, I don’t believe in higher powers, and I believe humans have inherent goodness (even though we screw up so often).
Agnostic means "Skeptical." So long as you question whatever label you fall into, or even just open to consider questions, you are an Agnostic. I think there's a difference between questioning and feeling comfortable with an idea, though. If it compliments most of your thoughts and harms nobody then go for it.
You be your own God and believe in yourself. I am not implying you should take up an irrational notion that you can hop off the ground, magically transform and turn into a plate full helping of pasta in the sky with meatballs.
I am not implying that you should do like Masonic lodge secret religion racist devil worshipper European invador governmental terrorist and think you are better than everyone else and do things to oppression or hate on others.
Think freely, no need to be an illogical atheist, be a God yourself, does not mean you have to go around with "I am a God" sign on your name badge. Know yourself, know what you can and cannot do and believe in yourself for what you know you can do.
Otherwise, if you don't know how to "argue ", for sure nothing wrong with avoiding it and telling people you are "agnostic" (implying you do not know if their style of god exist) rather than tell them you consider yourself a style of god and believe in yourself.