"Am I Agnostic or Atheist" main page
I wrote this email to the webmaster of this site... But I also feel like it should be discussed openly:
I believe you have a very serious problem in your article "Am I Agnostic or Atheist?"
You punch home the fact that you must choose to either believe or not believe. I feel like this is totally incorrect.
As a Theological Noncognitivist and all-around ignostic, i believe that the question of wether I have belief in God is totally and completely meaningless.
It would not be to correct for me to say.. "I do not believe in God." Because I personally have no understanding of what a God, or any God would be.
I can't say I am an a-theist, because I don't know what the tenants of theism are.
By acknowledging that you must either be an atheist or a theist, is almost self-defeating to the atheists movement. You are condoning that the term God has a meaning, you understand that meaning, and therefore give credence to it.
As an ignostic, I am saying the term God has NO meaning, I can't understand any already existing explanation, and I therefor dismiss the entire subject of theism.
For example: I am a Vampire Strong Atheist. I believe that Vampires, DO NOT EXIST and COULD NEVER EXIST. However, I know what a vampire is... It is a humanoid creature, that feeds on the blood of living people with fangs. It is like this because of a viral infection that has mutated the body.
If however, I am a Strong Atheist in regards to a Christian God, or any type of God... I don't know what he is... Any argument to the nature of God is usually via negativa, which is a logical fallacy.
I feel that the "Am I agnostic or atheist" article should be amended to include Theological Noncognitivism, and any atheist that claims strong atheism and not logical noncognitivism is ignorant.