atheist vs agnostic

atheist agnostic


  • 1) A person who believes that no deities exist (especially, one who has no other religious belief).
  • 2) loosely, uncommon A person who does not believe in a particular deity (or any deity in a particular pantheon), notwithstanding that they may believe in another deity.
  • 3) broadly A person who rejects belief that any deities exist (whether or not that person believes that deities do not exist).
  • 4) loosely A person who has no belief in any deities, such as a person who has no concept of deities.
  • 5) One who disbelieves or denies the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent Being.
  • 6) obsolete A godless person.
  • 7) someone who denies the existence of god
  • 8) One who denies the existence of God, or of a supreme intelligent being.
  • 9) A godless man; one who disregards his duty to God.
  • 10) Of or relating to atheists or atheism; atheistic.
  • 11) Godless; atheistic: as, “the atheist crew,”


  • 1) A person who holds to a form of agnosticism, especially uncertainty of the existence of a deity.
  • 2) One who is doubtful or noncommittal about something.
  • 3) One who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is a God.
  • 4) One who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism.
  • 5) One who professes ignorance, or denies that we have any knowledge, save of phenomena; one who supports agnosticism, neither affirming nor denying the existence of a personal Deity, a future life, etc.
  • 6) a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)
  • 7) One of a class of thinkers who disclaim any knowledge of God or of the ultimate nature of things. They hold that human knowledge is limited to experience, and that since the absolute and unconditioned, if it exists at all, cannot fall within experience, we have no right to assert anything whatever with regard to it.
  • 8) Doubtful or uncertain about the existence or demonstrability of God or other deity.
  • 9) Of or relating to agnosticism or its adherents.
  • 10) computing A software component (or other entity) that is unaware or noncommittal regarding the specific nature of the components with which it interacts; polymorphic; modular; pluggable
  • 11) Having no firmly held opinions on an issue or matter of uncertainty.
  • 12) Computers Operable or functioning using any operating system or other digital technology. Often used in combination.
  • 13) Relating to or being an agnostic.
  • 14) Doubtful or noncommittal.
  • 15) Professing ignorance; involving no dogmatic; pertaining to or involving agnosticism.
  • 16) uncertain of all claims to knowledge
  • 17) of or pertaining to an agnostic or agnosticism
  • 18) Pertaining to the agnostics or their doctrines; expressing ignorance or unknow-ableness.


  • 1) Or that one in three adults is either atheist or agnostic.
  • 2) But you're the most famous atheist in the country.
  • 3) They finally realized the craziness of the idea that you have to be either atheist or agnostic to be open-minded.
  • 4) For many of us who have other religious, agnostic or atheist beliefs, access is denied.
  • 5) In that case, from the agnostic or atheist point of view, religion now does matter in a way that until recently it had ceased to.
  • 6) "Our hope it to encourage non-religious members of our community to not shy away from the term atheist and for believers to recognize that atheists are not anti-theists."
  • 7) To be clear, the term "atheist" is not synonymous with the terms "non-believer" or "none" a catch-all category used by many researchers.
  • 8) Just as we thankfully no longer use the world colored, we should abandon the term atheist.
  • 9) The word atheist is analogous to the denigrating word "colored" to describe African Americans, which was meant to say they are colored relative to the pure "standard" of white.
  • 10) The solution is to abandon completely the use of the term atheist, just as polite society no longer uses the "N" word to describe African-Americans, "Rag Heads" for Arabs or "Wet Backs" for those south of the border.
  • 11) I'm not comfortable with the term atheist either, but would put myself into the agnostic category.
  • 12) I don't even use the term atheist or agnostic anymore.
  • 13) ‘Most agnostics are closer in beliefs to atheists than to theists.’
  • 14) ‘Most of my college professors and intellectual mentors were devout atheists.’
  • 15) ‘For years we had people utter a religious oath, even when many of them were atheists or agnostics.’
  • 16) ‘These methods of proving the existence of God to an atheist may satisfy some, but not all.’
  • 17) ‘One commenter pointed out there was no category for atheists or agnostics.’


  • 1) Or that one in three adults is either atheist or agnostic.
  • 2) For many of us who have other religious, agnostic or atheist beliefs, access is denied.
  • 3) I had become an agnostic.
  • 4) In that case, from the agnostic or atheist point of view, religion now does matter in a way that until recently it had ceased to.
  • 5) It took Huxley a full two decades to respond to his friend's adjustment of his term agnostic, but when he did respond he tried to put Spencer right on at least one key point about the risks of mythologizing the unknowable, of turning it into a kind of negative Absolute.
  • 6) To those who've forgotten that the man who coined the term agnostic was also Darwin's self-appointed "bulldog," fiercely defending his work and discovery against the jibes of a derisive, behind-the-times Church of England, it's worth remembering that Huxley in turn criticized Spencer for not only making agnosticism require a static, permanent doubt, but also for failing to underline some of the worst social consequences of religion.
  • 7) Considering his substantial differences with Spencer, why didn't Huxley do more to intervene over what he saw as misuse of the term agnostic?
  • 8) The term agnostic talks about the existence of God being unknown or unknowable.
  • 9) Instead, like many other agnostics at the time -- including Leslie Stephen, George Eliot, Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley who coined the term agnostic three decades earlier, in 1869 -- he thought belief should rest on evidence, not faith, but also that evidence itself was in some key instances wanting.
  • 10) I don't prefer the term agnostic because agnosticism is often used as a weak term that means I'm not sure if the guy with the beard on the cloud exists or doesn't exist.
  • 11) ‘Although not all Skeptics are agnostics, as an agnostic himself Dr Groves sees no evidence for accepting or rejecting the idea of any belief.’
  • 12) ‘Sagan himself routinely described himself as an agnostic, and believed that the question of God's existence is inherently outside science.’
  • 13) ‘As it is, my thinking has been influenced by Catholics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Neo-pagans, Baha'i, agnostics and atheists.’
  • 14) ‘In no nation did the proportion of the religiously affiliated who endorsed either an agnostic or atheist religious position exceed more than six percentage points.’
  • 15) ‘They may presumably be Christians belonging to other churches, or they may be Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, religious or secular humanists, agnostics or atheists.’
  • 16) ‘All individuals (believers, agnostics or atheists) will naturally have a mixture to varying degrees, and they will differ across cultures.’
  • 17) ‘Some of us are believers, others are agnostics or atheists.’
  • 18) ‘Although many popular spokesmen for evolutionism are self-proclaimed atheists or agnostics, this certainly does not mean that all those who accept evolution in principle are atheists or agnostics.’
  • 19) ‘Of the four people in the sample that identified themselves as agnostics or atheists, three of them still regularly participated in the life of their congregations.’
  • 20) ‘A considerable minority even consider themselves atheists or agnostics.’
  • 21) ‘That's true, but we have our regulation number of atheists and agnostics as well.’
  • 22) ‘It is the cause of hundreds of millions of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Budhists, Parsees, agnostics and atheists as well.’
  • 23) ‘Until I can do so I am not an atheist, but an agnostic.’
  • 24) ‘And yet, they are agnostics, doubters and explorers.’
  • 25) ‘Casebolt offered 20 labels, including pagan, atheist and agnostic in his Midwestern survey.’
  • 26) ‘It is certainly possible for a rational agnostic to be a highly moral and responsible person.’
  • 27) ‘The agnostics and people who refuted the existence of God were considered equally respected as others.’
  • 28) ‘These lives also bespeak mystery, and make an honest person, agnostic or believing, think - and more than that, wonder.’
  • 29) ‘It is, in its religious dimension, one of the most vital elements that go to make up the identity of believers and their conception of life, but it is also a precious asset for atheists, agnostics, sceptics and the unconcerned.’
  • 30) ‘Ruttledge is an agnostic who once apparently considered the priesthood.’
  • 31) ‘So that wrestling is characteristic of my religious or agnostic poetry, but not necessarily everything else I do.’
  • 32) ‘It has brought greater understanding and even some agreement among people of diverse backgrounds and concerns, ranging from agnostic seekers to people of traditional faith.’
  • 33) ‘I'm writing, in a sense, from a kind of agnostic outsider's academic perspective rather than from an inside perspective.’
  • 34) ‘Among these famous quotes, however, are also many skeptical and agnostic ones.’
  • 35) ‘But, for the sake of my own sanity and my place in society, I remain somewhat agnostic about it all.’
  • 36) ‘I'm quite agnostic about synchronicity unless it seems really powerfully relevant to me.’
  • 37) ‘Most religions and agnostic philosophies agree that individuals have the right to kill in self-defense when faced with immediate mortal danger.’
  • 38) ‘This rudeness came from both agnostic intellectuals and religious fundamentalists.’
  • 39) ‘I'm very happy for them to go to schools where they learn about lots of different religious faiths, they also learn about agnostic positions and people who have no faith at all.’
  • 40) ‘For a long time in my youth, I questioned, and it's not that I was convinced there is no God - I was more agnostic.’
  • 41) ‘Modern attempts to ascertain profit and loss from Britain's colonial empire have reached differing and often agnostic conclusions about empire's economic value to Britain itself.’
  • 42) ‘Are we doing it for agnostic reasons (not wanting to favor any particular advertiser), because it's better, or both?’
  • 43) ‘The effect of this body of thought was ‘imposing’ during Wharton's agnostic years.’
  • 44) ‘We are resolutely agnostic on that issue; as far as we can determine, the evidence does not yet justify an estimate.’
  • 45) ‘Perhaps we should leave well enough alone with that agnostic comment.’
  • 46) ‘I've become very agnostic politically anyway, but it's based on a sheer lack of respect for the political classes.’
  • 47) ‘Milton is an agnostic science writer who, like Denton and others, was not coming at this issue from the standpoint of belief in the Bible.’
  • 48) ‘We hear, too, what a Buddhist and an agnostic anthropologist make of it all.’
  • 49) ‘I'm quite agnostic about this free trade agreement.’
  • 50) ‘Many Dutch humanists have a postmodern inclination towards ‘small humanism’, and an agnostic stance rather than an atheistic one.’
  • 51) ‘He is said to be largely agnostic about football.’
  • 52) ‘Alone, free from the fearful burden of the faithful, I felt myself slip back into my natural agnostic relationship with the world.’
  • 53) ‘Like de Valera, I am largely agnostic on the issue.’
  • 54) ‘The heads of various presidential councils are not expected to be agnostic about the issues their council deals with.’
  • 55) ‘At any rate, wikipedia is agnostic about the weight of cows.’
  • 56) ‘Hence, we remain agnostic regarding phylogenetic relationships among basal angiosperm lineages.’
  • 57) ‘An effective discovery tool must be agnostic - able to collect data across a wide range of different platforms.’
  • 58) ‘NET, is a language agnostic runtime, currently being standardized by ECMA.’
  • 59) ‘ISPs are content agnostic, they do not care what data they are transferring.’
  • 60) ‘No political system is agnostic on the question of who owns various resources.’
  • 61) ‘Individual fish display agnostic behavior to show "protective territoriality".’
  • 62) ‘The law must be agnostic about the motivations of the parties to be effective.’
  • 63) ‘I am agnostic about the cause of the crash.’
  • 64) ‘That's a fairly basic issue to be agnostic about.’
  • 65) ‘I knew that I was agnostic about some things.’
  • 66) ‘Senator Obama also is open to government support for nuclear power while Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has said she is agnostic on the issue.’
  • 67) ‘But on specific questions, like why we experience red, I'm agnostic.’
  • 68) ‘This is the proposition that I hoped the government would deny, or at least remain agnostic about.’
  • 69) ‘The manufacturers of the phone may care a little, although most seem fairly agnostic.’
  • 70) ‘One may choose to be agnostic on this issue.’
  • 71) ‘You need only beware of phishing posts, which are, of course, platform-agnostic.’
  • 72) ‘It's platform-agnostic, which makes it really valuable.’
  • 73) ‘In these days of heterogeneous computing, the ability to be OS-agnostic is becoming increasingly more important.’
  • 74) ‘Java was full of promise and platform-agnostic, an up-and-coming language back then.’
  • 75) ‘The Web, a universal medium built on device-agnostic standards, sped the embrace of the "write once, run anywhere" ethic.’
  • 76) ‘Clearly it would be easy to create a solid business case to spend an extra $5,000 in order to make that site more browser-agnostic.’
  • 77) ‘These solutions are expected to offer an operating system-agnostic solution with no requirement for any host-based components.’
  • 78) ‘You should think carefully before adding code to otherwise language- and implementation-agnostic designs.’
  • 79) ‘This eventuality makes vendor-agnostic frameworks an appealing option.’
  • 80) ‘This option loads one of the language-specific but format-agnostic plugins.’
  • 81) ‘Much of the material is taught in a semi-tutorial style, remaining platform - and software-agnostic, but presented in a manner that lets you follow along whilst at your computer.’
  • 82) ‘These recorders are also format-agnostic.’
  • 83) ‘Wireless security solutions should be technology-agnostic because they may have to operate in many different environments.’
  • 84) ‘An effective discovery tool must be agnostic.’
  • 85) ‘This ability to share across the divide means that solutions can be built that are agnostic.’
  • 86) ‘Because virtualized storage is agnostic with respect to vendors and technology, IT administrators are given the freedom to choose the best solution for their organization.’
  • 87) ‘Data must become format agnostic!’
  • 88) ‘We wanted to look at a more agnostic tool because we're not likely to use EMC hardware everywhere.’
  • 89) ‘We are agnostic with regard to hardware platforms and software components.’
  • 90) ‘There are now simply so many threats to the safety of Net-users that we do need an agnostic, coordinated resource that is constantly "in the face" of the public at large.’

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