posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 10:08 PM
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Being a former agnostic, i see it as a position of cowardice.
This is to suggest that there are three types of Gods:
1) Creator God, who created Everything (including himself/itself)
2) Person God, who has preferences and reacts to the deeds of humans (such as the Christian God)
3) Energy God, which is not perceived as an entity but as a force, power or spiritual energy.
The Energy God is mostly what Eastern religions are about. Western religions use the Person God to explain/rationalise observations of phenomena that
are not understood in order to impose morals that are considered beneficial for their society.
Both, coming from a scientific frame of mind or a religious one, the Creator God is not tenable. For example, the Big Bang may have created OUR
universe but does not explain what caused it or what came before it. If you believe in a God who created, not just humans and the earth etc - but
Everything, then who or what created this God?
The mystery of existence itself cannot be answered. Agnosticism speaks to that fact correctly but may not be useful for offering a sense (or
illusion?) of knowing. Agnosticism may also not be useful for providing firm morals or concepts for practical living but leaves the door open for
other approaches to do so.