Being agnostic in a religious family

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Agnostic Quotes (110 quotes)

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What It's Like to Be Agnostic in a Group of Religious Friends

These are primarily on theological, philosophical, and scientific subjects. Ideas and questions related to the process of questioning and living with an agnostic perspective are welcome as well. As agnostic is in our name, any ideas will be treated undogmatically and with the chance that it is wrong. Nothing is free from criticism. Link any cool ideas you find elsewhere too! Remember to read the rules, expect a nuanced discussion, prepare for disagreement, and most importantly, never stop questioning.

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While a lot of millennials are leaning away from organized religion and identifying as agnostic, there are still a lot out there sticking with what our families taught us. It seems like in college a lot of us put practicing our religion on hold. We're worrying about bigger things, like which brunch spot will cure a hangover the best. However, I'm sure a lot of you, like me, have found yourself in this situation: a young agnostic in a group of every-Sunday Catholics or any other religion. You'll be especially familiar with any of these scenarios if you're attending college anywhere in the Midwest or on the East Coast. Trying to get them to understand that agnostic does not mean atheist.

Like many Americans, I grew up in a Christian home — and there really were lots of great things about that. Religion can offer a sense of peace and community, and even some pretty fun holidays. Just to clarify, as Wikipedia puts it, identifying as agnostic means you believe that, "the truth values of certain claims — especially metaphysical and religious claims such as whether or not God, the divine or the supernatural exist — are unknown and perhaps unknowable. Although, the survey also grouped atheists with agnostics, so that number may actually be a bit lower. Here are five truths about being agnostic , from someone who gets it. And of course, because we're agnostic, they're anything but absolute. Being agnostic does not mean you hate religion.

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