Archive for January, 2008

Absolute Agnosticism

My my. A big one. Let’s consider the basic question: Is the universe:- (A) something created by a sentient, all powerful being, (B) the result of naturally occuring process containing no element of will – like the Big Bang or vacuum fluctuations (C) something that always has existed as we find it (a la steady […]

Posted on January 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Absolute Agnosticism

Hello. Curioser and curiouser… All right, let’s do some house cleaning. Let’s forget that the words “theist”, “atheist” and “agnostic” exist. Let us say: 1. There are people who believe that god exists. 2. There are people who believe that no gods exist. 3. There are people who do not believe that god exists and […]

Posted on January 15, 2008 at 9:54 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Absolute Agnosticism

Hello again. This is fun, indeed. Most of what we have both said is raised in this: “You say that it is “attractive, but nonsense” to say that an atheist and an agnostic share the same belief. I think this is a matter of defining terms. I see no reason someone can’t be an agnostic […]

Posted on January 14, 2008 at 2:17 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Absolute Agnosticism

Hello. Thank you for your lengthy and considered response. You have touched on precisely the point I was trying to make in my cryptic message and in my blog post. “…that someone who is not convinced that deities exist is just as correctly called an atheist as someone who insists that deities do not exist…” […]

Posted on January 14, 2008 at 11:05 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Absolute Agnosticism

How amusing and sadly typical that, upon visitng iamanatheist.com I am informed that, like it or not, I am an atheist. Well, folks, I am not. http://www.johnbennett.info/index.php/2007/12/27/agnosticism-and-the-new-atheism/ Sorry to hear that you find instant conversion to atheistm through visiting a Web site typical. Personally, I think it’s rather atypical, but you may have more experience […]

Posted on January 14, 2008 at 12:07 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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