I don't think this forum really knows what the terms atheist, agnostic, theist, and gnostic mean.
You're probably right, I didn't include all possibilities because of that.
Atheist - as I have it labeled is meant to be a person that thinks absolutely there are not gods or goddesses.
Atheist-Agnostic - As a person who does not know for sure if there is a god, but does not believe in any gods and thinks they probably do not exist.
Theist-Agnostic- As a person who does believe in gods or goddesses, but do not know for sure if they exist.
Theist- believe in gods etcs
basic lame breakdown, please correct me or add to these definitions as I remember you being well-read.
Originally Posted by Michael Carson
I don't believe in God, I actually find the concept itself quite silly, but I can understand where people come from that believe in such a thing. At the same time, I cannot say for fact that there is absolutely, 100% no God, the same way I cannot say that somewhere in this world, somewhere that man has never stepped upon, that there's a 14 ass monkey with razor teeth, 4 pairs of testicles, and two necks that connect to one head.
So, mainly atheist, but at the same time, I don't go out of my way to disprove God or any such things, and I cannot say there isn't a God, 100% for sure, no one can.
I relate entirely, this is pretty much how I feel.
after exhaustive research and attempts to adopt a number of different beliefs, in the end, religion all smells the same to me. cow feces.
secular humanism covers all the bases I care about without the starry eyed wishful thinking.
still, if some kind of god were to demonstrate ANYTHING close to godlike abilities, I'm open to the idea. but so far, nothing. I hold out more hope for a sound proof for the existence of leprechauns.
Same, I've read many religious texts, gone to many churches and talked to many religious people.