A group existed just for Atheists, and one can be both an agnostic and an atheist. However I thought it would be nice to have a group just for the Agnostics/Ignostics.  Agnostic-atheists are free to join here too, as are deists, pandeists, etc.

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exmormom atheistic proselytisation

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When you, a LDS member wakes up and realizes it was all a bunch of crap and furthermore comes to understand that the stupid story you fell for, or were taught, was based on another, stupider story,…Continue

Agnosticism in any form fine, but what about Ignosticism?

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I know that I do not know....agnosticism. But what about Ignosticism? Ignosticism, or igtheism, is the theological position that every other theological position (includingagnosticism) assumes too…Continue

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Comment by Shugamuffin on March 11, 2011 at 3:04pm
Interesting.  There are a lot of "cism"s out there.  I like the idea of Ignosticism.  I've noticed that since being burned by the Mormon cult, I fear grouping myself into any religious definition.
Comment by foxjones on March 11, 2011 at 11:11am

I know that I do not know....agnosticism.  


But what about Ignosticism?


Ignosticism, or igtheism, is the theological position that every other theological position (includingagnosticism) assumes too much about the concept of God and many other theological concepts. The word "ignosticism" was coined by Sherwin Wine, a rabbi and a founding figure in Humanistic Judaism.

It can be defined as encompassing two related views about the existence of God:

  1. The view that a coherent definition of God must be presented before the question of the existence of god can be meaningfully discussed. Furthermore, if that definition is unfalsifiable, the ignostic takes the theological noncognitivist position that the question of the existence of God (per that definition) is meaningless. In this case, the concept of God is not considered meaningless; the term "God" is considered meaningless.
  2. The second view is synonymous with theological noncognitivism, and skips the step of first asking "What is meant by 'God'?" before proclaiming the original question "Does God exist?" as meaningless.

Some philosophers have seen ignosticism as a variation of agnosticism or atheism,[1] while others have considered it to be distinct. An ignostic maintains that they cannot even say whether he/she is a theist or an atheist until a sufficient definition of theism is put forth.






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