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Godless-o-meter

lewisnotmiller

Grand Hat
Staff member
Premium Member
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.

Examples:

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?
 

Unveiled Artist

Veteran Member
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.

Examples:

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

=================================================================

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?

Hmm

Im an objectivist.
Secular humanist
Rationist
Deist

Interesting.
 

Shadow Wolf

Certified People sTabber & Business Owner
I got 100% Natural Pantheist, 95% Theravada Buddhist, 86% Taoist, 84% Strong Agnostic, and 45% Iconoclast down at the bottom.
 
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