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Synonyms for agnosticism

a religious orientation of doubt

the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

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All the figures mentioned here were dealing with the immense impact of Kantianism and positivism, which they viewed as leading liberal Protestantism into agnosticism, historicism, and relativism.
Lady Maddox also traces the author's intellectual development, agnosticism, sexual escapades and long affair with G.
While a review of spiritually slanted science-fiction literature may be enjoyed, the detailing of this writer's spiritual journey from devout Catholicism to atheism to Judaism and finally agnosticism make it hard for me to pass my issue along.
There is the close relationship with his mother, his sometimes difficult relationship with Brian Fitzpatrick, the close friendships he formed with men like Mark Perlman, as well as his agnosticism and rejection of Catholicism, his pessimism, restlessness, a dissatisfaction with the state of the world and a firm belief that he was always right.
Agnosticism does not deny the existence of God, but assumes that one needs to pay Him no attention.
In later life I degenerated into what can be best described as grudging agnosticism.
The "crisis of faith" in mid-Victorian Britain has been the subject of a vast literature--mainly, no doubt, because the further advance of agnosticism and atheism in the twentieth century has led to a search for origins.
Presented with the option of faith or agnosticism, we choose to believe in a God of infinite love.
By the same token, there are many regular adherents who, if pressed, would admit to some considerable degree of agnosticism along with some doubts about the centrality of the Articles of Religion.
However, as subsequent research produced new evidence that exit exams do not in fact increase dropout rates, the CEP moderated its stance to one of reasonable agnosticism.
None of the responses concede that the just war tradition is in fact broken, although in at least two cases the tradition's survival depends on its being significantly modified and in the third case it issues in a paralyzing agnosticism about contemporary warfare.
But I have never heard of forced agnosticism or of a movement to teach atheism in our public schools.
Other religions, including but not limited to liberal Christianity, Reformed Judaism, most forms of Buddhism, Secular Humanism, Unitarianism, atheism, and agnosticism, are consistent with Darwinism and inconsistent with ID.
In addition to questioning the effectiveness of helmet laws, motorcycle activists sometimes suggest (in an argument that belies their professed agnosticism on the question of whether it's smart to wear a helmet) that helmets make accidents more likely because they increase fatigue and impair hearing, peripheral vision, and awareness of air pressure changes.
In its recent history, he said, the world has moved "from one extreme to the other - from Marxism to liberalism, even to libertinism; from collectivism to radical individualism; from atheism to a vague religious mysticism; from agnosticism to syncretism.