"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
There should be Instant Runoff Voting
When used properly, the word "agnostic" applies to the notion that there some things or beings are unknowable in principle, at least by human mind. To quote from Bertrand Russell's What is an Agnostic?, "An agnostic thinks it impossible to know the truth in matters such as God and the future life with which Christianity and other religions are concerned".I see no reason to subscribe to such strange idea, therefore I am not an agnostic.
Likewise, I am not going to believe in anything or anyone without some empirical evidence. That makes me an atheist, if "anyone" in question is God.
I understand that the destructive madness of Soviet "atheists" (fanatical believers in "no God" and a whole bunch of other crazy stuff) made a lasting impression, and some of us prefer to be called something else; "agnostics" sounds vague and harmless enough (kind of like American social-democrats prefer to be called (just as illogically) "liberals"). But it only leads to confusion.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
what about both gay atheist black and woman ?
"Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." ATATÜRK
Aside from that, I do not recognize the distinction between the belief in a lack and the lack of a belief when the label of atheism is employed as anything more than a split hair.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.