From the mid to late 2000s on the internet in general and this forum in particular, there was a sizable contingent of "fuck religion, flying spaghetti monster, i believe in science bro" types who would dominate any talk of religion, evolution, etc. It seems that's all but disappeared and those people have morphed into alt right, anti-SJW warriors who've found common cause, or at least a cold peace, with right wing religionists to take on the wacko left.
I think it comes down to the fact that we (atheists) won. When I was growing up, it was hard to find someone around me who was NOT religious. Now it's hard to find any one that is.
Fighting against religion is on par with fighting people who think the earth is flat or that dinosaurs never existed. You can do it for jokes, but the fight has been won.
Behold, the gnostic athiest.
I dont know about me being 'gnostic'. That's true to some extent I suppose... in the same way you 'know' that there isn't an invisible elephant behind you right now or an imperceivably small leprechaun in your ass. i.e. you dont really know but you know.
Its a weird universe we live in. Anything is possible.
Well if being agnostic means that you believe that there being a God is as likely as there being a leprechaun up your ass then I think you would find 99.9999% of atheists would be fine identifying as 'agnostic'.
i disagree. many athiests are gnostic and are as convinced that there is no god as devout christians are that jesus is their savior. an agnostic athiest believes nothing.
because thats not what agnostic means. false equivalency. there are plenty of agnostic theists in the world as evidence.
atheism has to do with belief
agnosticism pertains to claims about knowledge ( epistemology )
babies are agnostic atheists. every single one of them. because the do not believe in or subscribe to the idea of a god. therefore, they are without belief in a theology or divinity. a- ( literay means "nothing" or "without" ) theism ( belief in god ).
yet the baby does not explicitly reject the idea of a god.
catholics understood this dilemma quite well hence the intro of the concept of purgatory.
and no, babies are not inherently born with information about jesus. congenital religious belief structures is not a thing.
i hope this helps to clarify for some of the confused posters.