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Atheist or Agnostic? I’m Both

Atheism and agnosticism remain poorly understood, and confusion continues even among some who call themselves atheists or agnostics. This diagram (source unknown) puts all the pieces together perfectly and illustrates that the agnostic-gnostic dimension deals with certainty while the atheist-theist dimension focuses on belief and has nothing to do with certainty.

I am an atheist in that I lack belief in god(s). I usually identify myself as an agnostic atheist, but that depends on exactly how “god” or “gods” is defined. If a theist defines these terms in such an absurd way that they describe contradictory or incoherent notions, then I might be an gnostic atheist for that particular god because I’d know that an entity with logically incoherent properties does not exist because such a thing could not exist.

via Atheist or Agnostic? I’m Both | Atheist Revolution.

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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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