Is agnosticism a valid form of religion?

Updated on May 17, 2020 in Religion
4 on April 25, 2020

Agnostic people tend to believe that you can not prove that God does or does not exist. They are in a middle space between atheists and religious folk. They do not really believe in anything (this may be different depending on the person).

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0 on April 25, 2020

I’m going to go ahead and say that I am agnostic and my personal philosophy is that I don’t know if God exists or not and frankly I don’t really give a shit.

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0 on May 4, 2020

Maybe it would help if you could explain what you think religion is.

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1 on May 17, 2020

Agnosticism would not be a valid form of religion and this is why. Agnosticism is having the view that the existence of God is unknown and unknowable, therefore from this perspective, God can’t be believed in. However, religion is having some sort of belief or worship of superhuman controlling power, or in other words, a God. Therefore, how could Agnosticism be a VALID form of religion, when religion is having some sort of belief/worship of God? Agnosticism contradicts Religion.

on May 17, 2020

Actually, thinking back to it. Agnosticism doesn’t contradict religion. This is because the root/original meaning of Religion is “Piety/Devotion”, or in other words “Something that you practice”. Therefore, if you were to practice believing that nothing is known or can be known about the existence or nature of God (being Agnostic), then that would be an act of religion. However, I think the more important question is, why would you believe that nothing CAN be known about God or even the nature of God? Engaging in that sort of practice sounds similar to an Atheist’s disbelief, and that’s because really, an Agnostic is someone who disbelieves in God. If I showed you evidence of God’s existence, you would deny it because an Agnostic believes that nothing is known or CAN be known about the existence or nature of God.

In conclusion, engaging in this practice would indeed be a religion, it would just be an illogical one, therefore it wouldn’t be valid.

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