posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 12:28 PM
a reply to: ketsuko
Colloquially speaking, I guess, yes.
But I prefer to be precise.
"If you don't say what you mean you can never mean what you say."
I do not believe in the existence of a diety.
Nothing leads me to believe what we would call a diety exists.
Or I lack belief.
Which makes me an atheist.
noun: atheist; plural noun: atheists
a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.
"he is a committed atheist"
synonyms: nonbeliever, disbeliever, unbeliever, skeptic, doubter, doubting Thomas, agnostic;
However, the fact that I do not make a claim that a god does not exist simply because I do not believe in one.
In a nutshell, I do not know.
noun: agnostic; plural noun: agnostics
1. a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person
who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.
skeptic, doubter, doubting Thomas, cynic;
Which makes me a agnostic atheist.
Basically, the mirror of agnostic theists.
People who believe some sort of higher power exists.
But does not claim to know much about it.
Here is a visual aid.
edit on 29-6-2014 by HarbingerOfShadows because:
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