Agnostic.com

10 4

Is agnosticism an example of epistemic skepticism which wonders whether any knowledge is possible?

waitingforgodo 7 Jan 20
Share

Enjoy being online again!

Welcome to the community of good people who base their values on evidence and appreciate civil discourse - the social network you will enjoy.

Create your free account

10 comments

Feel free to reply to any comment by clicking the "Reply" button.

0
1

Nope! Do you enjoy silly questions? While you @"wait....for god"?

this paranoid sophomore is stuck in 10th grade Philosophy class afraid of his priest afraid of McCarthyism afraid of his own thoughts WAITING FOR GODOT is a liberating theatre of the absurd he is like Rain Man reciting WHO's ON 1ST unawares IT'S a joke on Lou Costello by Bud Abbott

1

All knowledge is worthless without that area of the unknown. Even in science or especially in science, recognizing the unknown is necessary to keep it valid, since there are always new discoveries and some changes to established beliefs. Give me a humble doctor with an open mind anytime over a closed mind.The worst thing we can do is to define the the unknown about creation. To say there is definitely a God, or that definitely there is no God, is the same thing. And then, how do you define God? Even those who disbelieve in God could define that which they do not believe exists. So many are stuck on Jesus. There are definitions beyond that. So, in a sense, there are as many Gods as there are people. Each has his own concept about God and creation and life. To sum up...knowledge is impossible without acknowledging the unknown.

1

dunno if i could cite it, but i guess "gnostic" was originally meant as more of a put-down, and im pretty sure you are on to the original meaning of "agnostic," although you can witness the dunning-kruger reactions for yourself. But i guess scientists are even now questioning the validity of "objective reality."

why would your Q make someone mad, iyo?

2

No

2
2

Your dictionary pains you to transference against intelligent Atheists and Agnostics here ..... seek out a Rational Emotive Therapist instead of pissing upon our community and dating singles who seek harmony without theocracy here

3

I see them as distinct. Of course agnosticism may arise from epistemic skepticism, but it may also be based a lack of empirical evidence. Coupled with a firm conviction that "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence".
Personally I am an atheist. For one thing it's the simplest answer to "lack of evidence". Although Ocam's Razor has no real axiomatic basis.

5

Seems like people spending a lot of time counting electrons to determine whether it is cake or pie. Me, I’m fine using my eyes and taste buds....

1

Yes. It is for me at least. Especially since I can see no value in true, that is to say absolute, knowledge anyway.

be a great way to put one off seeking or recognizing any greater truth i guess

Write Comment
You can include a link to this post in your posts and comments by including the text q:570539
Agnostic does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content. Read full disclaimer.