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Godless-o-meter

Discussion in 'Non-Theistic/Non-Religious Beliefs DIR' started by lewisnotmiller, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    Meh, I'm bored. So I did a little quiz to tell me exactly what sort of non-theist a webpage thinks I am...
    http://www.selectsmart.com/nontheism/

    I'm, apparently, a Strong Agnostic, with the following definition provided;

    Definition:

    A strong agnostic is defined as one who denies that any person can possibly know whether any gods exist or not. This definition distinguishes strong agnostics from agnostics more generally, those who don't claim to know whether any gods exist or not. A strong agnostic is thus one who takes a position on the limits of human knowledge, not simply on their own knowledge of the existence or non-existence of gods.

    The term strong agnostic was coined as an analog to the term strong atheist. Both terms share a similar relationship with their parent concepts. Strong agnostics goes a step further than agnostics and strong atheists goes a step farther than atheists. Whereas agnostics don't claim to know something, strong agnostics denies that that knowledge is possible; whereas atheists don't believe in gods, strong atheists deny that gods exist.

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    In stressing our inability to pronounce on such lofty matters, Hume might be described as an agnostic or sceptic rather than an atheist. Nevertheless, the naturalist worldview that he espouses is practically identical to that of atheism.

    God has no role to play in explaining the world and human experience, or the phenomena of art, morality, and religion. Hence a strong agnosticism tends to merge with a practical atheism whereby the concept of God becomes redundant in explaining or expressing features of the world and human existence.
    - David Fergusson, Faith and Its Critics A Conversation

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    The quiz wasn't the worst I've seen, but I can't agree with it's conclusion.
    I am assuming I get tagged as an agnostic since I think it's not possible to know whether God exists. But I find no reason to suppose he does. At all. Seems disingenuous, then, to call myself agnostic (or at least, agnostic without adding atheist to the term) simply because I don't figure it's possible to absolutely KNOW whether a non-interventionist God created us, and then forgot about us.

    Anyone have any thoughts? Or any results, if you take the Godless-o-meter?
     
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  2. Terese

    Terese Mangalam Pundarikakshah
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    I got Theravada Buddhist. I love doing these types of quizzes :)
     
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  3. Uberpod

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    I am also a strong agnostic and 80% a strong atheist. Maybe there are some exercises I can do?
     
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  4. David1967

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    According to this test I am 100% Taoist. Sure didn't see that coming.:confused:
     
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  5. lewisnotmiller

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    Man, you're already clearly ridiculously strong. You do any more exercises, you'll be bench-pressing the Pope.
     
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  6. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    *laughs*

    Any idea why it would put you in a Taoist category? I can work out why it tagged me as agnostic by the answers I gave, and the way the questions were worded.
     
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  7. Terese

    Terese Mangalam Pundarikakshah
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    The 'religions' in the quiz are all atheistic in some way. So taoism is your atheistic counterpart to Christianity?
     
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  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    100% Objectivist
    79% Strong agnostic
    75% Secular humanist
    The lowest.....
    17% Taoist
     
  9. Unveiled Artist

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    Hmm

    Im an objectivist.
    Secular humanist
    Rationist
    Deist

    Interesting.
     
  10. Unveiled Artist

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    Youre in good company. Let us Objectivists sit and have tea together. What would we hold an opinion about?
     
  11. Deidre

    Deidre Follow thy heart

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    Wow, my end result is Therevada Buddhist. :)
     
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  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    The quality of the tea & scones, of course!
     
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    But t'vv course. Shall make for good conversation.
     
  14. Rick O'Shez

    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    There's a free gift if you sign up now. ;)
     
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    100% Strong Agnostic.
    89% Weak Agnostic (wut).

    95% Ethical Culturalist - what the Hell is that?
     
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    And in what ways are ethical culturalist different from atheistic paganist?
     
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    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    I got 76% Deist. :eek:

    Should I come out of the closet? :p
     
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    Willamena Just me
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    It says I am a Therevada Buddhist.
     
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    Deidre Follow thy heart

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    I knew it!
    jk
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    I got 100% Natural Pantheist, 95% Theravada Buddhist, 86% Taoist, 84% Strong Agnostic, and 45% Iconoclast down at the bottom.
     
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