That doctrine which, professing ignorance, neither asserts nor denies.
The doctrine that the existence of a personal Deity, an unseen world, etc., can be neither proved nor disproved, because of the necessary limits of the human mind (as sometimes charged upon Hamilton and Mansel), or because of the insufficiency of the evidence furnished by physical and physical data, to warrant a positive conclusion (as taught by the school of Herbert Spencer); -- opposed alike dogmatic skepticism and to dogmatic theism.
T]he philosophical view that the truth values of certain claims, particularly theological claims regarding the existence of God, gods or deities, are either unknown or inherently unknowable.
A false worldview positioned between atheism and theism which states spiritual reality is unknowable. In other words, we can't know if God exists. (A "soft-boiled" agnostic will admit that he/she doesn't know if spiritual reality is knowable but a "hard-boiled" agnostic will claim he/she knows spiritual reality is unknowable - a self-defeating position.)
the claim that there is not enough evidence for us to know whether God does or does not exist; sometimes called religious skepticism
The doctrine which denies the constitutional ability of the mind to know reality and concludes with the recognition of an intrinsically Unknowable.
a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God; "agnosticism holds that you can neither prove nor disprove God's existence"
the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
the belief that one cannot know whether God exists or does not exist. An agnostic may or may not believe in God, but in any case feels that there is insufficient proof to hold fast to either view. Cf. atheism.
The belief that nothing is or can be known about the existence or nonexistence of god.
To believe that nothing is known or can ever be known about the existence or nature of God or anything beyond the material world.
belief that the existence of a god cannot be known or an unwillingness to commit to a belief in the existence or nonexistence of a god
The denial of any knowledge concerning the existence of God. Usually, the agnostic also denies the possibility of knowing whether or not God exists.
the belief that certain knowledge of God’s existence and/or personal knowledge of God Himself is at least questionable, if not impossible.
A term suggesting that the existence of God can neither be proven nor disproven.
The belief that no god's existence can be known or proven.
The conviction that one simply does not know whether God exists or not; it is often accompanied with a further conviction that one need not care whether God exists or not.
The doctrine that refuses to accept the evidence of revelation and holds that it is impossible to prove or disprove the existence of God. Hence, any doctrine which holds the impossibility of any true knowledge, such as the doctrine that all knowledge is relative.
No-mans land where Absolutely nothing goes.
The belief that the existence of God is not knowable. The word is derived from the negative a combined with the Greek word gnosis which means knowledge. Hence, agnosticism is the belief that God cannot be known.
The refusal to choose between believing in a god and not believing.
Technically, there are several kinds of agnosticism: A person who says "I don't personally know whether or not any god exists. It might be possible to know such a thing, but I personally don't know." Someone who believes it is not possible to know whether there are any gods. religious agnostic is a person who believes that there is a god or gods but it is not possible to know anything about such god(s).
(Gk. - no, gnosis - knowledge) Literally: “no-knowledge-ism.” The view that one does not, or can not, know ultimate reality (especially God). The position that God’s existence cannot be determined due to an insufficiency of knowledge (thus implying the suspension of judgment).
Agnosticism (from the Greek a, meaning "without" and gnosis, "knowledge", translating to unknowable) is the philosophical view that the truth value of certain claimsâ€”particularly theological claims regarding metaphysics, afterlife or the existence of God, god(s), or deitiesâ€”is unknown or (possibly) inherently unknowable. Some agnostics take a stronger view that the concept of a deity is incoherent, thus meaningless and irrelevant to life. "Agnostic" was introduced by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869 to describe his philosophy.