Are you a strong agnostic, a medium agnostic or a weak agnostic?
Where are you on this scale?
First the definition
Second these terms are not mutually exclusive
"Agnosticism is not about belief in god but about knowledge. It was originally coined to describe the position of a person who could not claim to know for sure if any gods exist or not. It was not meant to describe someone who somehow found an alternative between the presence and absence of some particular belief.
Yet, many people have the mistaken impression that agnosticism and atheism are mutually exclusive. But why? There's nothing about "I don't know" which logically excludes "I believe."
On the contrary, not only are knowledge and belief compatible, but they frequently appear together because not knowing is frequently a reason for not believing. It's often a very good idea to not accept that some proposition is true unless you have enough evidence that would qualify it as knowledge. Being a juror in a murder trial is a good parallel to this contradiction."
This scale you present is just wrong...
Since age 13 when I told my parents, I'm an atheist. I don't believe in an invisible deity that resides somewhere beyond the clouds. Period. There are no gradations of "atheist."
As a child, I realized the Bible is just a book of stories written by men.
I chose rational thought, not magical beliefs.
Nonsensical, spurious and completely unnecessary. Labels create divisions, there are more than enough divisions in society outside of this site, let us concentrate on what unites us here at Agnostic.com. I like to believe that what that is, is our ability to agree that we should be led by scientific evidence, rational thought, logic, and scepticism of dogma or doctrine. Certainly not by subdivision into categories of disbelief.
If I had a spiritual interaction, what would demonstrate that it was spiritual?
What spiritual effect would generate a belief in a personality, or singular spiritual entity?
What spiritual interaction couldn't be explained by natural causes (brain fart)?
What is to be gained by spiritual meditations?
It's all so vague and featureless. What useful truths have ever been drawn from it? There is never a take-home lesson. People who pursue paths of enlightenment never generate new useful information. God didn't whisper E=MC2 in Einstein's ear, it fell out of rearranging Maxwell's equations. Not one religion came up with evolution, but it was always there to be seen.
Odd scale number choices. Anything that was made up by fucking goat herders thousands of years ago and edited to benefit kings, emperors, and popes is unrelenting unequivocal bullshit. Whether or not there is a more evolved being than humanity, even if beyond our understanding is currently unknowable. And, never the twain shall meet.
I am agnostic because I am a scientist( actually an ex science teacher) . Anyone who is a scientist should really class themselves as Agnostic. Why? Because a scientist does not admit to knowing an answer BEFORE he/she experiments and concludes with facts . This applies to anything including "Can I know God?" . The difficulties of proving God can be seen anywhere but I do not think he/she will be found. So at least you are in the right website to be a scientist.