Theism/Atheism/Agnosticsm?

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What are you?

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    eagleseven Quod Erat Demonstrandum

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    Where do you fall, and why? Please, keep your responses short and respectful (this means you, JB).
     
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    i believe in god/higher power/whatever.

    i can easily reconcile the existence of the universe without god, but i can't find a reason for its existence without one. the watchmaker analogy comes closest to what i believe although it's not an exact fit.

    oh, and we all go to heaven if there is one. :cool:

    Watchmaker analogy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Okay, I feel the compulsion to smack the hell outta you. theism/atheism and gnosticism/agnosticism addresstwo different issues. The options should be

    gnostic theist
    agnostic theist
    gnostic atheist
    agnostic atheist
     
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    Read about M-Theory. Yours is merely an argument from ignorance: tou assume it can't happen simply because you fail to understand it.


    Watchmaker is a debunked fallacy regarding evolution and creationism

    This is a rehashing of Pascal, which rests on a false dichotomy and ignores the fact that there are many religions praising many gods- what if you worship the wrong god and/or the wrong way and still go to hell? That is why your comment if fallacious and foolish.
     
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    Coloradomtnman Rational and proud of it.

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    Agnostic, because of personal life experiences, education (school and self), and empiricism as a life philosophy. Because of those things I can't believe in a higher power for which there is no evidence and/or all evidence suggests that if there is a higher power (for which there is no evidence) its nothing like the ones described in all the holy texts and religions in the world.

    JB sort of has a point, but we all get the idea even if he doesn't.
     
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    CMM could have answered in two words, but he decided to ramble and the OP worded things terribly. 'Agnostic' doesn't answer the real question.
     
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    I'm agnostic in my mind.
    Atheist in my heart.

    Existence need not justify itself by providing a reason.
     
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    I'm not sure where I fall. Where do you put someone who has a strong faith in a higher power yet totally is disgusted by every religious organization in the world?

    I believe in a higher power, which many call God or Allah, but have no faith in any organized religion.

    If I had to classify myself i'd be a Jewish Buddhist as I believe that worshiping any idols is wrong and that karma is a real force not to be trifled with.
     
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    Yeah...I rambled on. A whole 3 sentences worth. But I didn't make myself an asshole in only one.
     
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