- The view that absolute truth or ultimate certainty is unattainable, especially regarding knowledge not based on experience or perceivable phenomena.
- The view that the existence of God or of all deities is unknown, unknowable, unproven, or unprovable.
- 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.
Humism; Pyrrhonism; atheism; blankmindedness; callowness; denial; disbelief; discredit; doubt; empty-headedness; greenhornism; greenness; heresy; hiatus of learning; ignorance; ignorantism; ignorantness; inability to believe; inanity; incredulity; inexperience; infidelity; innocence; know-nothingism; knowledge-gap; lack of information; minimifidianism; misbelief; nescience; nonbelief; nullifidianism; obscurantism; rawness; rejection; scoffing; simpleness; simplicity; skepticism; tabula rasa; unacquaintance; unbelief; unbelievingness; unfamiliarity; unintelligence; unknowing; unknowingness; unripeness; vacuity; vacuousness
- IPA: /agnɔstɪsˈɪsm/