Agnosticism is a term originally coined by Thomas H. Huxley in the 1840s to refer to an ideology which states, primarily, that the nature of the universe and of existence itself cannot be known. Hence, it is foolish to pretend otherwise, and all attempts to the contrary must necessarily end in dogma lacking in all form of proof. From Huxley's "Agnosticism": "Agnosticism, in fact, is not a creed, but a method, the essence of which lies in the rigorous application of a single principle ... Positively the principle may be expressed: In matters of the intellect, follow your reason as far as it will take you, without regard to any other consideration. And negatively: In matters of the intellect, do not pretend that conclusions are certain which are not demonstrated or demonstrable."
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The Agnostic Light Temple
A Spokane based agnostic church offering ordination by e-mail.
Agnostic Resource Site
Several links to sites with atheist, agnostic, and Christian views, with brief commentary, and subjective rating of each site.
Agnosticism / Atheism Discussion Forum
Discussion board on atheism, agnosticism and related issues.
Definition and history of the concept of agnosticism, comparisons with atheism, and examination of its origins.
Brief description of Agnosticism from the Victorian Web by Everett and Landow.
Agnosticism: Being Uncertain About the Existence of God
Agnostic references and resources, brief biographies of famous agnostics, quotations.
Apathetic Agnostic Church of Mississippi
The Mississippi Synod of the Apathetic Agnostic Church, with several classic essays on agnosticism and links.
Church of the Apathetic Agnostic
Extensive site expressing agnosticism as a legitimate religious doctrine. Membership and ordination offered. Many essays regularly updated.
Creation vs. Evolution
Articles on various creationist theories and arguments, the value of genuine scientific inquiry, and a personal journey from fundamentalist to agnostic by Edward T Babinski.
Definitions of Agnosticism
Definitions of agnosticism, weak agnosticism and strong agnosticism.
This article by William Henry Young provides some history about agnosticism since 1869 and suggests reasons for the introduction of the term evangelical agnosticism.
The Freethinkers of Colorado Springs
A freethought site from Colorado Springs, CO with news, articles, commentary, and a bulletin board.
The Left Hand of God
An agnostic, progressive, and mildly cynical weblog on religion.
The Origin of the Word 'Agnosticism'
An article by Bill Young providing the origin of the word Agnostic.
An analysis of spirituality, human behaviour, and the quest for the meaning of life.
The Secular Web: Atheism
A shared resource for Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers on the Web.
The Skeptic's Dictionary
Over 400 skeptical definitions and essays on occult, paranormal, supernatural and pseudoscientific ideas and practices with references to the best skeptical literature.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Brief biography of Thomas Henry Huxley, inventor of the term agnosticism
Graham Oppy defends "weak agnosticism," the view that "it is permissible for reasonable persons to suspend judgement on the question of God's existence."
What Is Agnosticism?
A history of the development of agnostic thought written by HJ Blackham.
Why I Am Agnostic
Robert G. Ingersoll's 1896 explanation.
Zelazny's Agnostic's Prayer
Agnostic's Prayer from Zelazny's "Creatures of Light and Darkness."
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