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February 2014

The question of agnosticism

Feb 20, 2014 - Tags:

From time to time, someone will bring up the argument that if atheists really kept an open mind, they would be agnostics rather than atheists. Atheism, they claim, is an almost religious position in that it's just as fundamentalist a position as any devout religious person. I'll deal with why suggesting that atheism is religious in any way at some other time. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've dealt with it before, but let's look at this question of agnosticism.

I'll keep it simple.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus."

Thomas Jefferson