People have their own choices about religion and God, due to philosophical, psychological and political reasons.

  • Atheism is the lack of belief in God or a higher entity.
  • Its opposite, Theism, proposes a belief in God.

Both are metaphysical claims about something subjective and dealing with the nature of reality itself.

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What's the Difference Between Agnosticism and Atheism?

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People with no religious beliefs are called Agnostics and differ from atheists, who do not believe in God.

Agnosticism, first heard of in the 19th century, is a neutral position that does not deal with beliefs and non-beliefs. 

It is a stance taken by people who do not want to believe in anything religious, especially if it is imposed on them.

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  • Agnosticism states that we cannot know if God is there or not, as there is no evidence to support either case. 
  • Agnostics do not understand the concept of an all-powerful, all-knowing entity known as God.
  • If the agnostic person chooses to refrain from acknowledging God’s presence unless it is proven by rational arguments or physical evidence, he is called an agnostic theist.

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