Agnostic Philosophy...

Beliefs are dangerous. Beliefs allow the mind to stop functioning. A non-functioning mind is clinically dead. Believe in Nothing... - Tool

I made this page for a few reasons, none of the too, too significant or insignificant... then again, what is significance but relativity. The first reason is I remember my ignorance in the summer of 8th grade (having been raised in a Roman Catholic family), I had no idea of the (immense) difference between an Atheist and an Agnostic. The second reason is because I am Agnostic, I think that one is self-explanatory. The third being as a tribute to Tool, a band, which has influenced much of my thinking.

Now that My introduction is finished, I would like to start with a few disclaimers and warnings. I am not seeking to discredit anyone's religion or religious beliefs, however if you try to convert me to your narrow-minded view of the divine (even if you think it is an open-minded one), I shall become filled with a rather large amount of anger and shall not think twice about venting it out upon you. I am Agnostic because that is the path I chose to follow, I am not agnostic because the dipshit next door who listens to heavy metal & Industrial & follows all the latest Goth trends, claims to be agnostic, I am not agnostic because I want to feel 'cool' by rebelling against my parents, I am agnostic because it makes sense to me.

Agnosticism is not necessarily a set way of thinking, or perhaps it could be called just that. Throughout the years, many people have come up with concepts and ideas involving the divine, creationism, morals, etc. As was observed by the German philosopher Karl Marx and others, it is the habit of the masses to blindly accept anything they are told as fundamentally true. Agnosticism differs from this path greatly. Agnosticism is a path of accepting nothing blindly and questioning everything. It should be noted that Atheism is merely disbelief, where as Agnosticism is the questioning of both the belief & the disbelief, it is then furthermore the evaluation of the answers found during those questionings.

Thus, one may define Agnosticism as the training of one's mind into a state of constant analysis and questioning. This is of course only from my perspective, others might take it less seriously and it might represent their uncertainty towards religion & God