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What are the main Differences in Beliefs of an Atheist and an Agnostic?

What kind of Differences are there Between an Atheist and an Agnostic?

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Religion and spiritual beliefs are easily made to be controversial topics. Is there a God? A Christian follower would tell you yes, so would somebody who believes in Catholicism. The answer you would get from an Atheist and an Agnostic would be very different.

Atheism is the denial of any type of God, higher power, or spiritual belief. They feel that God never existed, and do not feel it is necessary to go in search of proof of “something more” if it was never real in the first place. An atheist does not feel the need to worship anything, or anyone for whatever reason. One of the main arguments behind Atheism is the question, “If God really existed, why would things like, war, famine, sickness, and poverty happen all over the world?” To an Atheist, the possibility of ever believing in some type of higher power is just inconceivable.

Agnosticism is the perspective that there is no definite answer to the question “Is there a God?” Agnostics feel that you cannot just completely rule out the possibility of a higher power or deity. However they also feel that you cannot just completely believe in the existence of that higher power without some type of proof. The basis that we as humans do not have the knowledge that would be required for us to fairly say that there either is, or is no God, a higher power, or spiritual meaning. We just cannot make that decision. An Agnostic will not rule out, that if proven, they may have a faith of some kind at some point in their life.

The difference between the Atheist and the Agnostic will be found in their answer to the question “Does God exist?” An Agnostic would answer you “Maybe?” but the Atheist would tell you “No.”

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