Category Archives: AGNOSTICISM

ONLY THIS THAT OR THE OTHER

 

 

ONLY THIS THAT OR THE OTHER

Only the skeptic requires the affirmation of faith.

Only the atheist believes that the lack of evidence is evidence.

Only the agnostic may discover Truth if Truth exists.

Only Love makes All Things possible.

ACCEPT the LOVE and Pass It On..

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AGNOSTICISM AND RELATED CONCEPTS

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Since the word Agnostic means not Gnostic perhaps this article would make more sense if we begin with the label that invited the original struggle .

Gnosis is  a Greek word that originally meant knowledge but when there arose a more scholarly response to those who were spreading the new idea of Christian precepts, the first word to be used by the critics of Christian preachers was this word for knowledge. The Scholars of the day had their way and the word for knowledge evolved  a more specific definition; today that definition would be knowledge of spiritual mysteriess or something close to that.

And who were the first to be labeled Agnostic? Why, Christians of course.

The word Theistic is similar to Gnostic but is much broader  and refers to anyone or any group whose life was centered on the worship of one or more entities of virtually any description. It was during early common era.

Deism is yet another word, evolving in recent centuries which harbors the belief that God is not Supernatural and is concerned only with the Nature of Life on Earth and Who has no hand in the origins or the activities of the Universe.

My reason for this smattering of linguistic  hanky-panky has less to do with religion or the lack thereof than to my interest in linguistics.

My choice of using my native language of English often is inadequate to describe my discoveries. At such locations I am challenged to re-define a term. As I am already relying on the guiding hand of Aristotle, I look first to the language of early Greece and then if failing to solve the problem at hand I knock on the doors of early Rome.

How else  can I share the experience of discovering new meanings for formerly illusive concepts such as Love , Fear and the search for Safety, stumbling instead onto evidence of a Memory of all Past and Future Events, a concept which appears to exist beyond time and whose (Nature?) is Love, Forgiveness and Perfect Knowledge of all things?

Would this then, not be the most reasonable description ever of an Indestructable God whose Love when accepted, heals the acceptors of all perception of personal ills?

And am I better equipped to share my discoveries by flipping through a brief glossary of scholarly terms? Perhaps if I rail for yet another day about the insane BLONDIE  who has usurped the power of the American people and who is threatening to invade Mexico.

 

 

Th-th-th-that’s all folks.

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The most intelligent attitude toward life is that of the Agnostic.
The least intelligent attitude toward life is that of the Atheist.
The Agnostic says “I have not yet discovered any evidence of a god”.
The Atheist says “There is no evidence of a god; therefore there is no god”.
The Agnostic says “I wonder…”
The Athiest says “I am not curious…”
The Agnostic says “If there is a god, it will be a great discovery.”
The Atheist says “The absence of evidence is evidence”.
The Agnostic thinks logically.
The Atheist does not…
“Think”, that is.
Ergo…
Only the Agnostic may discover the truth of God.
Only the Agnostic may discover Truth.
Only the Agnostic may discover.
The rest of us are obedient.
(Except for the Atheist)

(and the Agnostic).
Th-th-th-that’s all folks.

UNDERSTANDING THE AGNOSTIC “POINT OF VIEW”

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UNDERSTANDING THE AGNOSTIC “POINT OF VIEW”

“It is the Agnostic who can speak of  “God as I understand God”.
It is the Agnostic who struggles to live a life free of bias.
It is the Agnostic who sees the similarities between the Atheists in our society and the Fanatically Religious. And…
It is the Agnostic who says “I have no desire to change you; I believe that we all have the freedom to make those decisions for ourselves; “I’m Okay/You’re Okay.”

What we say to ourselves determines what and who we believe.
How we say it determines who we are and what we are to become.”

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