Posted: Sep 30, 2010 9:56 am
by trubble76
Ichthus77 wrote:If someone simply has not decided yes or no about whether God exists, and so has no definitive belief that a God exists (or that a God doesn't exist), that does not mean they are an atheist--it means they are agnostic (perhaps there is a better word for it, since gnosis is knowledge, not just belief). If they claim to be an atheist, they are claiming to have a belief that God does not exist. If they don't want to be accused of "believing" something, they shouldn't adopt such a strong title.

I love it when you get a theist that tells us atheists what we actually believe, and how the definitions of words can be changed at will simply to support shaky positions.

Perhaps I could have a go; atheism actually means you have an ability to turn blue when shocked, whereas agnosticism means you can't wear matching socks on Tuesdays.