Thursday, 6 December 2012

Losing my Religion III


Agnosticism? What is it really.

According to the Oxford dictionary it is “a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God” http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/agnostic
According to encylclopedia Britannica it is “strictly speaking, the doctrine that humans cannot know of the existence of anything beyond the phenomena of their experience. The term has come to be equated in popular parlance with skepticism about religious questions in general and in particular with the rejection of traditional Christian beliefs under the impact of modern scientific thought” http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/9356/agnosticism
According to encyclopedia dramatica it is “ An agnostic is a solipisist loser too scared to believe in something and calling that open-mindedness” https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Agnosticism (sorry I had to I love encyclopedia dramatica.)

My definiton however comes more from my personal experience. And it goes soemthing like this: agnosticism is for atheists that are not yet ready to be out of the closet and say “I don't believe in fairy tales anymore.”

People may disagree and say but how can you be certain there is no god, this is the agnostic position. I say bollocks to that, if I presented enough evidence to you on any theory (i.e. the second law of thermodynamics) you would believe it. Even if there is a 0.0000000000000000..........1 % chance that it could be wrong, you would believe it as this is the way a rational mind works. So much evidence eventually speaks for itself, especially when there is no counter evidence. And when I say no counter evidence I challenge you to find any verified evidence, there is none.

This is why I am an atheist, there is no evidence for any god!

I will believe in a god, when the proof has been published in either Science (http://www.sciencemag.org/) orNature (http://www.nature.com/) and has stood the test of disproof for a least 2 years. Until then, I will not believe in fairytales and I have certainty that this is the way it will remian.