Originally Posted by AJ1828
Objectively speaking, you admit ignorance on the matter of if a god exists then state that you do not believe in a god. Since you say that you are unsure if one exists shouldn't you keep it at that before saying I don't believe that one exists?
At what point during your ignorance (I use this word for its meaning as lack of knowledge) of a god existing do you start to not believe in a god?
After that point is achieved what keeps you from being gnostic athiest?
Where do you consider yourself on the Dawkin's scale?
>Since you say that you are unsure if one exists shouldn't you keep it at that before saying I don't believe one exist?
No. If someone says "do you believe in god" my answer is no, I do not believe. That automatically makes me an atheist.
Dawkins scale is a rather idiotic scale, but I will list it for people who don't know it.
1. Strong theist: I do not question the existence of God, I KNOW he exists.
2.De-facto theist: I cannot know for certain but I strongly believe in God and I live my life on the assumption that he is there.
. Weak theist: I am very uncertain, but I am inclined to believe in God.
4.Pure agnostic: Gods existence and non-existence are exactly equiprobable.
5. Weak atheist: I do not know whether God exists but Im inclined to be skeptical.
6. De-facto atheist: I cannot know for certain but I think God is very improbable and I live my life under the assumption that he is not there.
7. Strong atheist: I am 100% sure that there is no God.
I'd be a de-facto atheist.