What is an Agnostic?

This is the definition of an Agnostic according to Mister Webster.

/ægˈnɒstɪk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ag-nos-tik] Show IPA
Use agnostic in a Sentence
1. a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience.
2. a person who denies or doubts the possibility of ultimate knowledge in some area of study.
3. of or pertaining to agnostics or agnosticism.
4. asserting the uncertainty of all claims to knowledge.

I had no idea what an Agnostic was four months ago. I though either you believed in God and all that pertain to him or you did not. If you believed, you were a Christan and if you didn’t you were bad and know as an Atheist.

As far as I knew non-believers were in-moral they went about life doing what they wanted no matter who it hurt and has no second thoughts as to being held accountable by a higher power someday. To me they were the criminals, the killers, the child molesters and pretty much anyone else who did bad things. How stupid was I?



a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.

1565–75; < Gk áthe(os) godless + -ist

Atheist, agnostic, infidel, skeptic refer to persons not inclined toward religious belief or a particular form of religious belief. An atheist is one who denies the existence of a deity or of divine beings. An agnostic is one who believes it impossible to know anything about God or about the creation of the universe and refrains from commitment to any religious doctrine. Infidel means an unbeliever, especially a nonbeliever in Islam or Christianity. A skeptic doubts and is critical of all accepted doctrines and creeds.

And just for the sake of clarification here is the definition of Christian.



1. of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings: a Christian faith.
2. of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: Spain is a Christian country.
3. of or pertaining to Christians: many Christian deaths in the Crusades.
4. exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ; Christlike: She displayed true Christian charity.
5. decent; respectable: They gave him a good Christian burial.
6. human; not brutal; humane: Such behavior isn’t Christian.


7. a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of Christianity.
8. a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ: He died like a true Christian.
9. a member of any of certain Protestant churches, as the Disciples of Christ and the Plymouth Brethren.
10. the hero of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.
11. a male given name.

I want to still be able to call myself a Christian, I want to still be able to believe, to draw strength and comfort knowing that a higher being, God, has my back. I don’t know what to call myself now. I’m confused, sad, and in denial about the whole thing now. Not to mention on some days pissed off at my hubby for taking me down this path.


About theagnosticswife

Living in the bible belt, in middle America, with a once Christian husband who has turned Agnostic. I no longer know what I believe.
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