From Merriam-Webster online.
Ok, so I’ve been struggling with various definitions of this word at times.
Is this basically saying someone who is “open to the possibility” of God, but will NOT say so for sure?
Or is it someone who says we will never know at all… regardless of whether there is a God or not?
Let’s say that we found out (for sure) that there is a God. Does this go against what an agnostic believes in?
I mean is it like the ultimate fence-sit, where they accept that there may or may not be a God, but that we will definately not know for sure?
Someone told me that all agnostics believe that the likelihood of God existing is low (otherwise they wouldn’t be agnostics - his words not mine), but that they won’t expressedly deny it’s existence. Or is it that they just will not comment?
I’m sorry if the exact question seems a bit elusive, it’s just that I’m grappling with the exact concept of agnostic here.
I mean, if someone asks you, “do you or do you not believe in God?” the standard answers will be “YES, NO, and MAYBE”. Am I right in assuming that all the MAYBE’s are agnostics? Or do they just refuse to comment (which I also find pretty odd - I mean surely you have an opinion on the matter)?
If it is MAYBE then the agnostic brush paints a very broad range of people, no?
I mean everyone that has thier doubts is surely an agnostic?
–If not, please explain.