(1)   The disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
(2)   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"


  1. The view that absolute truth or ultimate certainty is unattainable, especially regarding knowledge not based on experience or perceivable phenomena.
  2. The view that the existence of God or of all deities is unknown, unknowable, unproven, or unprovable.
  3. Doubt, uncertainty, or scepticism regarding the existence of a God or of all deities.
    • 1956, January 31st: Alan Alexander Milne; quoted in:
    • 1988: James B. Simpson, Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations, № 4,393 (Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0395430852)
      The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief — call it what you will — than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course.

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