[ExI] No gods, no meaning?

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Wed Apr 22 22:28:21 UTC 2020

On 22/04/2020 18:39, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> agnosticism is a lack of belief in gods.  Atheism is a belief in the 
> lack of gods.

This is patently false. Agnosticism has nothing at all to say about 
belief, it's about knowledge (from the greek, 'Gnosis', meaning 
knowledge). Agnosticism is the position that you don't/can't know.

Atheism, in it's most common form, is the lack of belief in gods. Some 
people define a 'strong', or 'hard' form of atheism that is an assertion 
that no gods exist, but that is a minority view.

These things are easy to look up. Try, for example:




These are websites written by atheists themselves. You can hardly get a 
better source. After all, if you wanted to know what the word 
'entomology' means, who would be the most accurate source, an 
entomologist or a fireman?

Ben Zaiboc

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