I wouldn't say that I am agnostic as that implies that I am undecided and sitting on the fence. I think I may be a bit different from atheists insofar as I claim that I do not believe in god, but do not know that for absolute certainty. I could simply be wrong, but I personally doubt it. I think most atheists would resort to the scientific method and claim that there is no proof that God exists.
Based on the knowledge that I have accumulated, the existence of god just doesn't make sense to me. I also have to say though, that I am largely indifferent on the matter. I do agree with the scientific method insofar as I think we need a mechanism in order to filter out the non-sense, but quite frankly, I am too indifferent to apply the scientific method on this regard. So my position remains a strong belief rather than a statement of fact.
I certainly don't think there is evidence of an anthropomorphic god. I think the disparities in historical and cultural religions is proof enough of that. That leaves more of an impersonal, deistic kind of god in my head, but really, does knowing whether there is such a god tell me how I ought to live my life? If I'm striving to be a more compassionate, loving and connected person, why would knowing for absolute certainty whether there is a god help me out in this regard?
So I say I'm atheist. Because god doesn't make sense in my mind, but mostly because I'm too indifferent on the matter to really examine the issue. I use to frequent spirituality forums a lot. Some where along the line I discovered that it just wasn't my cup of tea though. There is too much talk on subjects that don't really inform me on how I ought to be living my life. I mean, OBE and so on sounds interesting and all, but really, how does their existence or non existence inform be about how I ought to me living my life right now? It doesn't, as far as I can tell.
Originally Posted by Beingist
You sound more agnostic than atheist, to me, Zeph.