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Possibilianism vs agnosticism? Possiblianism is a philosophy which rejects both the idiosyncratic claims of traditional theism and the positions of certainty in atheism in favor of a middle, exploratory ground. I wonder who has heard of it and what your thoughts are? Here are some links to get you going.


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HeraTera 7 Apr 15

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Personally, I would believe in the existence of a god should I see it for myself but whether I would bend a knee to that good is another matter. Any supreme being that would demand my subservience is suspect from the get go.


The problem with agnosticism is that they claim that there is no proof whether god exists or not, and the chances are 50/50. There might or might not be $1 million under my pillow when I return home, however, the proposition does not have a 50/50 probability. The presence of a god is an unprovable proposition, but the chances of there being one are vanishingly small. To pretend otherwise is disengenuous.


Sounds like more word salad.

No certainty in atheism. When there is evidence for god I will believe in god.

Not before.


I think that even atheism is uncertain to the extent that open minded peopel are alwasy open to look at new data to re-evalute theri certainty.


The hubble telescope says it all. 7 trillion galaxies and a thing runs it all. suuuuure


Does "possibilianism", like theism, atheism and agnosticism, require the belief that "God" and "Allah" are possibly meaningful words that can be used meaningfully in a sentence? I am a theological noncognitivist and am unable to believe that "God" and "Allah" are meaningful words. That's because I am unable to conjure up any mental image of anything they could refer to. If you or anybody else on here claims to be able to have a mental concept for "God" and "Allah", then I request that you please describe such concept to me so that I can have it too. Thanks.


This sounds like I'll believe just in case kind of talking.

But even if you try to work out the idea doesn't really sound different than agnostic, just with a sillier name that fall more in line with apologetics.


It's an even weaker version of Agnosticism than typical, I see no benefit or value to it.


When it comes to the Universe an open mind seems to be a reasonable position.

I hope so

"Universe" is just a word some word coiner long ago invented and gave the rule that we will say that anything that exists is to be labeled as "part of the universe". Remember that humans long ago made up all words, and made up usage rules for them. The words didn't drop down from the sky.

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