AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
One couldn't be both an Agnostic and an Atheist, as an Atheist would deny even the possibility.
It makes as much sense to claim Agnostic Atheism as it does Agnostic Theism. These terms are exclusive of each other, or why the distinctions at all?
Agnosticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agnostic theism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agnostic atheism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
No. Both terms make perfect sense. Agnostic means "without knowledge". If one has faith in God, but doesn't pretend to have verifiable proof, then one is without knowledge. An agnostic maintains that the truth or falseness of god can't be known. That's what "faith" is. Taking it without being able to "know" it's true.
An Agnostic Theist is someone who believes in a god, but doesn't claim to have knowlege of that god.
An Agnostic Atheist is someone who believes there is no god, but doesn't claim to have knowledge of that.
It's fair to say that when we use the word "agnostic", it's short for "agnostic atheist".
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
That's a different thing than someone working on faith, without the militant belief that they've personally solved the oldest question in the universe. Theism is with god. Atheism is without god. Gnostic is with knowledge. Agnostic is without knowledge. Those mix up pretty well.
My point about Agnosticism is that, since it allows for inclusion in both Theistic and Atheistic senses, it is meaningless in combination, or there's no difference between a Theist and an Atheist. I'm surprised Wiki doesn't make that clear.