"The view that a coherent definition of God must be presented before the question of the existence of god can be meaningfully discussed."
Does anyone here feel that due to there being many different interpretations/definitions of god(s), that yours too, is questionable? Or as a believer, are you pretty solid that your interpretation of god is the right one?
I'm sure you know that people who believe in a god that is different from yours, are just as satisfied and firm about the god they believe in, that they too feel it is the only god, or right god, but how can any of you be sure?
Do you think ignosticism is an honest perspective, seeing as there are so many gods? It seems humble enough to me, to admit this much.
Answer by pam19 at 8:31 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 6:03 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 8:29 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Grrr. I'm having computer/connection problems today. I typed a response, and then walked away from the computer to check on dinner. When I came back, I had a screen that said that Internet Explorer isn't responding, and my response had disappeared into cyberspace. It's been happening all day.
What I had said was thank you, Clarity and Pam, for explaining the difference. I am embarrassed to admit that I hadn't heard of Ignosticism before. It does make sense, though, to want a working definition first, in order to have an intelligent discussion on the subject.
Very interesting. . .
Answer by jsbenkert at 6:27 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 7:55 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 8:27 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Do you mean Agnosticism? If so, then from my perspective, it is a very rational approach to the question of deities. Since we cannot prove the existence of a god or gods, but we can't disprove it either, Agnosticism seems a very honest perspective. I consider myself to be Agnostic, although I suppose I'm mostly Atheist, I acknowledge that I can't prove absolutely either way. I just don't believe that there is a supernatural being (or beings) who created us and is/are watching our every move, reading all of our thoughts and judging us on our every action.
Answer by jsbenkert at 5:55 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Answer by 2tinyhineys at 6:03 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 6:18 PM on Mar. 20, 2011