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November 05, 2006

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margaret

A euphemism for atheism! It just underscores your contention, Ray, that we are looked down upon. Why search for a crappy neologism when the old term works so well already? It wouldn't have anything to do with not wanting to come out of the godless closet, would it?

Now, I have no proof that gods don't exist, but I'm pretty damn sure that my belief in them doesn't exist. As far as I can tell, that smidgen of difference between my atheism and so-called agnotheism is pretty much useless--unless I am purposefully trying to fuzz the fact that I'm a godless atheist.

As for "atheist" and "agnostic". I take "atheist" as not having a belief in a god, and "agnostic" as not being sure whether you believe or not. I believe those two positions have considerable separation between them and merit having two different terms to describe them, but this agnotheism sounds like a crock.

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