[ExI] Basis of Belief

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Feb 28 23:26:44 UTC 2008

At 09:20 AM 2/29/2008 +1030, Emlyn wrote:

>An Agnostic is someone who says that the only way to know god is via
>gnosis (internal insight?), and since that's bunk, there is no way to
>know god.

Well, no, that's a false etymology, and if it were correct agnostic 
would mean that gnosis is *wrong* (since the a- prefix negates 
whatever follows). It just means "Dunno one way or the other, no 
knowledge on that one, next question please."

Damien Broderick

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