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Agnostic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a person who doubts truth of religion
  • uncertain of all claims to knowledge

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something ,
  • a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)

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Agnostic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Agnosticism is the philosophical view that it is unknown (or even, unknowable) whether any deities (god or gods) exist or not. Some people who call themselves "agnostic" say that it is not possible for anyone ever to know if there are any deities or not. Other agnostics, though, say only that they themselves currently do not know if there are any deities.

There are several different kinds of agnosticism:

People often have difficulty telling agnosticism and atheism apart. Atheists do not believe in the existence of deities, and some say that they are sure that no deity exists. Some (perhaps most) atheists, though, say that it is up to theists (people who believe in a deity) to give the evidence for a god or to show why someone should believe in a god. They state that there is neither enough evidence nor a strong enough argument to believe any gods exist, and so they reject belief that any exist. While agnostics think we cannot know for sure whether any deities exist, some agnostics do believe at least one deity exists. These people are both agnostic and theistic—they believe at least one deity exists, but do not claim to know that to be true. Some people are both atheist and agnostic—they reject belief in any deities without claiming to know that deities do not exist. Some agnostics just cannot themselves decide whether to believe any deities exist or not.

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  • Atheist and agnostic group launch ad campaign for the holiday season
    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA group of atheist and agnostic groups are launching a new ad campaign to run through the holiday season. The United Coalition of Reason has purchased bus ads on RIPTA buses with the words, “Godless? So are we!” along with the group's "We want to make our presence Read more on this news related to 'Agnostic'
  • Apple downplays disruptive potential of Apple SIM, while carriers rush to protect turf
    Although Apple's latest cellular iPads include a carrier-agnostic SIM card , users shouldn't get their hopes up for an iPhone version. The so-called Apple SIM works with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, and lets users select their carrier through the iOS settings menu. Because it's theoretically so easy to switch between carriers, some tech observers have ha Read more on this news related to 'Agnostic'
  • EXO U announces its second quarter fiscal 2015 financial results
    MONTREAL , Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - EXO U Inc. ("EXO U" or the "Company"), a software provider that develops cross platform operating system agnostic software that enables development ... Read more on this news related to 'Agnostic'

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