#Atheist or #Agnostic? I’m Both | Atheist Revolution

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.

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am 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. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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