To the Atheists that this may pertain to: please take into consideration when you define yourself, the definitional and historical differences between Atheism — “a.the.ism |ˈāθēˌizəm| noun, the theory or belief that God does not exist” — and Agnosticism — “ag.nos.tic |agˈnästik| noun, a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.”
You’re making yourselves look like idiots if you cannot distinguish between the two. With such a strong urge to see yourself as non-religious, you are crassly merging the two. The clash of their differing epistemologies is deafening and if you’re unaware, it results in some really broken categories. Your fideistic agnosticism, which is really a broken Atheism parading as an empirical agnosticism about the metaphysical, is philosophically laughable. You can’t actually be both and remain internally cogent. For those of you who mock belief, please choose one epistemology or the other before you continue. This is for your own good.
That’ll be all.