What are the symbols of agnosticism


The adjective agnostic describes a person as that agnosticism representative, i.e. it considers the existence of a deity or other higher power to be unprovable. Their existence is therefore not denied, but neither is it considered certain.

In contrast to atheism in the true sense of the word, which denies the existence of a higher authority, an agnostic worldview and belief are compatible with one another. After all, one can certainly believe in a god and at the same time acknowledge that his existence cannot be proven.

The synonymous English agnostic was coined in the late 19th century by the British biologist Thomas Henry Huxley and is believed to be based on the Greek gnostikos (knowledgeable) back to which a negating a- is prepended.


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Phonetic transcription (IPA):[aˈɡnɔstɪʃ]

Usage example

I was brought up in a strictly Christian way, but now I would like to be agnostic describe.

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