History of agnosticism

The story of agnosticism is a single important event that will change, before it was accepted in society. The word agnostic was created by Thomas Henry Huxley, coined the word agnostic and declared open it during the metaphysical society party one evening in 1869. Huxley considered a free-thinking and denied that he was an atheist or a theist. Agnostic comes from the Greek word "Agnostos" that "don't know".The term agnostic was's account inspired by St Paul on his visitation in one of the temples of Greece with an inscription on the altar with the Greek words "Agnosto Theos" which means "to the unknown God". Agnosticism may be several categories such as agnostic theism, agnosticism and agnostic atheism strong and weak.


The history of agnosticism was quoted on his first public appearance in a printed page of the Viewer from 29 may 1869. The principle of agnosticism has gained criticism and the same time known recognition by several philosophers, such as Hume and Kant. Huxley was quoted saying that he invented the word agnostic derive from the word Gnostic of the study should be of spiritual knowledge. Agnostic neither confirm nor deny the existence of God or other spiritual entities. Huxley on the existence of God is to point out that he is totally ignorant. But he also explained God's existence can be also true, and there is no way to prove such claims. Due to the skeptical perceptions about the deity, presence, were agnostic as mere watchers and according to some scholars sitting on the fence identified.


But for the agnostic such as Huxley, the principle of the ignorance has safest place for people, who wanted to be transferred not absolute answers about entities. Agnosticism has gained attention and approval of celebrities such as scientists, philosophers, businessmen and even celebrities.


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