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date: 27 October 2021

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  • Robin Le Poidevin


Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction considers anti-agnostic attitudes and asks: if we can't establish God's existence, shouldn't there be a presumption of atheism? The people who first called themselves agnostics were viewed with great suspicion: they were seen as atheists under a different name. Common criticisms of agnosticism are that it is no more than ticking the ‘don't know’ box on the question of God's existence, or that it is a compromise between theism and atheism. The nature of agnosticism and its history is examined and the case for the teaching of agnosticism is presented.

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