10 Facts About Agnosticism


Agnosticism is the view or belief that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable.

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Agnosticism is of the essence of science, whether ancient or modern.

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Agnosticism's agnosticism was not compatible with forming a belief as to the truth, or falsehood, of the claim at hand.

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Agnosticism is not to be confused with religious views opposing the ancient religious movement of Gnosticism in particular; Huxley used the term in a broader, more abstract sense.

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Agnosticism was associated with Victorian Freethinkers and the organization the British Secular Union.

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Agnosticism edited the Secular Review from 1882; it was renamed Agnostic Journal and Eclectic Review and closed in 1907.

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Agnosticism calls upon his readers to "stand on their own two feet and look fair and square at the world with a fearless attitude and a free intelligence".

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Agnosticism was a temporary mindset in which one rigorously questioned the truths of the age, including the way in which one believed God.

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Agnosticism blames the exclusion of reasoning from religion and ethics for dangerous pathologies such as crimes against humanity and ecological disasters.

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Agnosticism asserted that agnosticism is a choice of comfort, pride, dominion, and utility over truth, and is opposed by the following attitudes: the keenest self-criticism, humble listening to the whole of existence, the persistent patience and self-correction of the scientific method, a readiness to be purified by the truth.

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