|L B wrote:|
|But I'm not going to blindly believe that there definitely is or there definitely isn't.|
Right, but atheists don't necessarily believe that there definitely aren't any gods, we just don't believe there are any. It's a sceptical position. That's why I don't think agnosticism is a position by itself. I think it's more useful as a qualifier to atheism or theism. As for morals, I don't believe any objective morals exist, so I follow my own.
|So far science hasn't proved there is or is not a god, so I don't believe there is or isn't.|
There are lots of statements that haven't been proven true or false. There are a lot of statements that can't
be proven true or false. For example, the statement "no man lives forever" can only be proven false by observing a man living forever, which is impossible; while the statement "some men live forever" can only be proven true by observing a man living for ever, which, again, is impossible. But you don't believe in men who live forever, do you? Then there are things like unicorns, fairies, etc. - things which have never been reliably documented or proven to exist, that you (presumably) don't believe in. Why make an exception for gods? To me, it seems the only reason why people are so hesitant to say "I don't believe in gods" is because of the dogmatic, knee-jerk responses they get from other people who do
believe in them. "Your [lack of] belief is offensive to me! Tolerate my intolerance!" and so forth. If you have to be agnostic about gods, then you have to be agnostic about all proposed, but not disproved, beings. But no-one is. And this is why I, and (in my opinion) all agnostics, are atheists.