Originally Posted by dirtyplotte
true atheists are not open to the possibility of god. that would be a true agnostic.
I would consider myself an atheist, but I am open to the possibility of God. I wouldn't describe myself as agnostic, because it's too much on the fence, too much in the middle for me.
Maybe we are mixing definitions, and if so I apologise, but I would see an agnostic as someone who would say, well, we will never know, and an atheist as someone who says, well, based on the evidence at the moment, it's pretty unlikely isn't it? But let's always continue to explore, discuss and keep our minds open. For me the arguments and the evidence are so much more reasonable and compelling that there is no god. God, I wish this wasn't the case.
I really enjoyed reading Turings post. The only thing I disagree with is the never knowing. But I like the idea of using spiritualism for fun.