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Agnosticism is a "brave" stance, for they are admitting that they have not yet reached a conclusion on the existence of god.
Women keep the faith as majority of men say they do not believe in God
Many people attempt to hide areas of their belief that lack proper evidence. Having said that, I am sure that with continued thought and careful analysis, most agnostics would become atheists. But to claim atheism without that extra thought is of course premature and ignorant, as is claiming theism without addressing the massive problems that theism has.
Schurman observed over a century ago, agnosticism can be defined in two different ways. First, an agnostic may be an individual who does not personally know whether or not God exists. Second, an agnostic may be someone holding the philosophical position that it is impossible to know. Its Ancient History and Modern Revival Ancient Greece Agnosticism is not a new belief, and has been explicitly professed for thousands of years.
Why and how was reality created? Its conclusion is that perhaps the ultimate creator itself doesn't even know those answers - a case of divine agnosticism. Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation?
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We both want to do good in the world. The only difference is I think there is a God and he does not. Religious and nonreligious partners alike say that having a spouse on the other side of the aisle has made them smarter, more effective, and more empathetic in their engagement and activism and better examples of their own worldview. She makes me think first about whether I am expressing the true heart of Islam in what I say.
I am a better representative of my own faith now than before I met her. In fact, I feel we both have strengthened the other in their views. At least he has for me by questioning why I think what I think.
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I was able to separate my true beliefs from just believing things because I grew up believing it. Many nonreligious partners bring a painful history with religion into the relationship, including some deep resentments.
Some have experienced betrayal, rejection, fear, anger, or even complete disowning from religious families and communities. Being in a loving relationship with a religious believer can help the nonbeliever to transcend this unproductive resentment. I no longer automatically view someone who identifies as religious with derision, and I can in fact admire their faith, and I instead align myself with them based on the larger question of whether or not they are a good person in the broader sense.
Some couples with different worldviews go out of their way to avoid the topic.
But if the rest are any indication, including many of my survey respondents, they might be missing out on a good thing. One respondent after another described having deeper conversations with their partners and learning more about each other in the process than they ever did in their shared-belief relationships.
When you have the same belief, you assume a lot without asking. My husband is the only person I have entrusted with my nonbelief, and he has been kind and considerate and loving in a way that I know not even my closest friends or family members would be.
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And through it all we have realized that our relationship is built on a strong foundation. But living with someone whose beliefs are different—especially someone on the far side of the chasm between the natural and supernatural—makes a person more likely to think deeply and well about what he or she believes.
I know I thought much more deeply and intensely about my own beliefs when Becca was still religious, even though we only rarely engaged the questions.