For the record, I believe in God but am an agnostic about therapy.
According to Pew, close to two-thirds of those who identify as atheist or agnostic are men.
I'm agnostic on affirmative action as a policy matter:it's an unjust way of rectifying a deep injustice.
But suffice it to say that for the agnostic, like the mystic, it is the journey and not the destination that matters most.
RJC and the Emergency Committee are agnostic about its democratic character.
But to be an agnostic does not mean to be without a religion; it only means to be without a revealed religion.
The world is not the same to the Christian theist and to the agnostic.
In much more serious matters it is assumed that the agnostic is impartial; whereas the agnostic is merely ignorant.
I am not saying Pendleton did not have, you understand; I am an agnostic on that subject.
I am an agnostic in many things, and the way I understand art is this: In the first place we are all invisible to each other.
1870, "one who professes that the existence of a First Cause and the essential nature of things are not and cannot be known" [Klein]; coined by T.H. Huxley (1825-1895), supposedly in September 1869, from Greek agnostos "unknown, unknowable," from a- "not" + gnostos "(to be) known" (see gnostic). Sometimes said to be a reference to Paul's mention of the altar to "the Unknown God," but according to Huxley it was coined with reference to the early Church movement known as Gnosticism (see Gnostic).
I ... invented what I conceived to be the appropriate title of 'agnostic,' ... antithetic to the 'Gnostic' of Church history who professed to know so much about the very things of which I was ignorant. [T.H. Huxley, "Science and Christian Tradition," 1889]The adjective is first recorded 1870.