RE: Why Atheism Beats Agnosticism

ChuckKuecker (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 17:16:24 -0500 (CDT)

At 10:51 4/27/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I suggest defining the terms this way: Agnosticism (literally, "without
>knowledge") means that one doesn't know whether god exists, and atheism
>(literally, "without god") means the disbelief in god, or, equivalently,
>the belief that god does not exist.
>Defined this way, there is no reason to struggle with the implicit XOR
>frequently associated with these terms. I am both an agnostic AND an
>atheist; while I acknowledge that it is impossible to _know_ (i.e.,
>prove) god's (non)existence, it is my belief, based on an absence of
>evidence for a god, that god does not exist.

I like your spin on this!

Chuck Kuecker