I am a Agnostic Deist

I am one of those who believe that the existence of God is unknowable, but I want to believe that there is something bigger than us. Only reason can let us understand this, not faith. I reject religious texts, miracles, and prophecies.atheism_symbol

Any God that does exist would have to require me to question him in the absence of absolute knowledge of his existence, and I am here to question rather than be lead like sheep blindly by the wolves.

I have too many questions that are still yet to be answered and looking at the world logically, has left me to think that most of what is believed by religious zealots are just highly stylized and largly followed works of fiction. I think the whole point of religion, which is to be spiritual in nature and lead a good life, has been taken too literally and now broken down into relics, miracles and prohpecies.

So whats deism and agnosticism?

Deism is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this (and religious truth in general) can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without a need for either faith or organized religion. Deists generally reject the notion of divine interventions in human affairs – such as by miracles and revelations, but not necessarily. These views contrast with a dependence on revelations, miracles, and faith found in many Judeo-Christian, Islamic and other theistic teachings.

Deists typically reject most supernatural events (prophecy, miracles) and tend to assert that God (or “The Supreme Architect”) has a plan for the universe that is not altered either by God intervening in the affairs of human life or by suspending the natural laws of the universe. What organized religions see as divine revelation and holy books, most deists see as interpretations made by other humans, rather than as authoritative sources.

atheist_chartAgnosticism is the view that the existence of God is impossible to be known or proven. The word “agnostic” essentially means “without knowledge.” Agnosticism is a more intellectually honest form of atheism. Atheism claims that God does not exist—an unprovable position. Agnosticism argues that God’s existence cannot be proven or unproven, that it is impossible to know whether or not God exists. In this, agnosticism is correct. God’s existence cannot be empirically proven or disproven.

Agnostic deist has the belief (which is more of an opinion) that God exists, and the concept of God is that of a deist (God created the universe but doesn’t interfere, reason is used to reach the conclusion that such a God exists); the person is agnostic about it because he/she either admits that there isn’t enough evidence to be completely sure about this belief, or thinks that we can never know for sure whether God exists or doesn’t.

I am a mystery wrapped in a riddle, seen by all known by few, The one always apart in company yet never alone in solitude.

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  1. religion has become so complicated over the years. I believe there is a God, but its more about your personal relationship with him.

  2. RoxanStone

    I found this online…”Religion is for ppl who are afraid of hell; spirituality is for those who have already been there”

    I believe there is a God, I’m just not so sure about the details of Christianity and apparently no one is or there wouldnt be so many denominations.

  3. “I believe there is a God, I’m just not so sure about the details of Christianity and apparently no one is or there wouldnt be so many denominations.”

    You sound like a deist 😉

  4. I really appreciated this.

    I too am described by this statement: “I believe there is a God, I’m just not so sure about the details of Christianity and apparently no one is or there wouldnt be so many denominations.”

    I think it’s more about my personal relationship and just leading a life that focuses more on being a good person (loving and caring for others) & not all these details and laundry lists of sins that ppl change with convenience.

    I digress. It is just fulfilling to find a term that truly describes how I feel. I have identified as Agnostic for a while, but have always hated its inadequacy to portray that I personally believe in God that I am just unsure of the details & that I really don’t think the details matter.

    Well Thank you again 

    • @dee Im glad this appeals to you…its really hard to put yourself into a ‘group’ when it comes to religion, especially when you live in a world where you are forced to choose.

  5. Aristarkos

    I am an Agnostic Deist too. I think many progressive Christians might consider this believe/philosophy as well, but are attracted to Christian love ethics (Love one another … Love is patient, love is kind…). But I think that no religion has a monopoly on Love Ethics, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be completely tied in with beliefs about God. I enjoy the freedom of incorporating ethical and inspirational ideas from a variety of sources … like most Unitarian Universalist do.

  6. Ylles

    True God (1) I don’t know you (4) but I believe in you (5) you have to be the designer of this Universe (6) Allah or Yahweh or whatever you are (7) if you are the one who sent the holy books (8) Qur’an,torah or the Bible (9) then Forgive me for my blindness (10) and pardon me for I didn’t find you (11) these Conflicting views make me sick (12) but if I only knew (13) I would give my life for you (14) I would give it all for you (15) and if hell exist (16) I beg mercy from the merciful (17) I will make sure to do good and fight evil (18) maybe someday I’ll live trough a miracle (19) I see no Satan nor Angels but I Don’t deny (20) I don’t know why I’m here (21) it’s hard to make sense of it all (22) and if the judgment day will come (23) then I’ll do what I can (24) till then (25) I will live in peace (26) waiting for the end of my short live (27) At least I have nothing to loss (28) all what I hoped for (29) is to the see the truth of the universe .

  7. GDOG

    This is very interesting to me.  I have been struggling to find a name to what I feel.  I know that I am agnostic, I know that god cannot be proven or disproved.  But being raised as a Christian, I can’t help but sometimes feel that I am leaning towards the idea that there has to be something out there.  I don’t know if agnostic deism is a perfect fit, but I do find it very interesting.  Thanks for the article.  

  8. alfonso balansag, jr.

    As i read about what is agnostic deist i remember the story of st thomas aquinas when he try to understand the nature of God that he dreamed of scooping water in the ocean and pouring it to the small hole that God spoke to him that it is easier for him to put all the water of ocean in the hole than understanding the nature of God.

  9. Kayly Duran

    I believe that I am agnostic deist, but I too hate how religion has gotten so complicated over the years.

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  11. tae

    ive been searching for who I am spiritually for a while and I finally found out that I am in fact an agnostic deist. after reading this article it jus further strengthens my confidence about who I am spiritually nd that I have found something I can say I believe in

  12. Redd

    I am confused about my beliefs, having been raised a “Full-Gospel” Christian, and attending Bible college, as well as, holding multiple positions in the the Church hierarchy(including, Pastor, Evangelist, etc….). About fifteen years ago, we(My wife and I), invested heavily in discovering God, through Christianity, by deciding to give up all of our preconceptions, and training. We spent 4 years and loads of money on teachings and such, dedicating about 8-12 hours a day of studying, and learning through any means necessary(mostly experientially proving other theories). What we discovered was mind blowing(way too much to discuss here). But we saw supernatural stuff, with our own eyes, and through our personal efforts.

    This however was not complete, as financially we were struggling, and questioned “the system”. My wife in utter desperation, and being completely fed up, told “GOD”, your way doesn’t work, I will try the worlds method instead. This was followed by hard work, and lots of effort, and a rediscovery of God, Life, and belief.

    Long story – short. We gave up our newfound knowledge, and efforts and started again, this time, both within and outside of Christianity. Again our Minds were blown.(also way too much too discus here). We found that things like Feng-Shui, Universal Laws(Law of attraction, etc…), Buddhism, etc… All worked. They all produced dramatic results.

    So I know that We are Deist(believing that God has set up the Universe, and the laws, and everything else, but not controlling it). Its like a Computer program. The developer develops a program with predetermined rules and instruction sets, but most users only use a tiny percentage of the programs capabilities, and don’t ever stretch the limits of the program. I decided to push the limits, and I am proud to say, that I am not defined by any one term, as I am Christian, I am deist, I am a Universal Thinker, I subscribe to Buddhism, I believe in inter-dimensional existences. I cannot define myself spiritually.

    Thanks for the Article, it is always good to question, and push the boundaries of your understanding. One of my many life-quotes is” You can be happy, or you can be right, Choose!” People defined by their stubbornness, and unwillingness to question themselves are usually unhappy.

  13. Berlin B.

    I think this article defines me. But my friend told me that, I might also be an apathetic agnostic. What’s the difference between the two? I’d be glad to have a reply. Thanks a bunch.

  14. Paul

    I have agonised over the question of God all my life in one way or another and simply gone round in circles with arguments for and against. I think your position as stated above is as close as I can get to a position on GOD that makes any real sense. I agree that religion is man made and that to follow any religion is to follow man not GOD. I am definitely an Agnostic Deist.

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