Agnosticism: Religion is indefinite

Do you believe in a higher power? If you answered “yes” to this question, you are a theist. If you answered “no,” you are an atheist. If your answer was “I do not know,” then you are Agnostic.

Agnosticism is a view that holds the existence, or nonexistence, of any god to be unknown and unknowable. In other words, Agnostics recognize the fact that there is no way to know if there is, or is not, a god present in our universe.

JR Jen, a junior at Carlmont, said that he is Agnostic because, “it is the most logical ideology out there. Agnosticism leaves the question of God undefined. I view myself as mature enough to admit that determining God’s existence is an impossible feat.”

Agnostics are often confused with, or put under the same category as Atheists; the belief that there is no deity. However, this is a common misconception because Agnosticism says that there is no way of telling for sure if a god does not exist.

Jen went on to say, “It is illogical to completely dispose of the idea of any higher power, but we can’t say that there is one for sure.”

The following of Agnosticism (if one would even call it a following) is relatively minute, compared to the number of theists and atheists.This is due to the fact that most people enjoy certainty.

Certainty means knowing that you are right. Most people would rather feel a sense of conviction in their views on God, than accept a reality where they truly do not know whether God exists or not.