Agnosticism and Neutrality
I have often said that agnosticism is simply atheism as the agnostic acts as if atheism is the default belief. The agnostic, whilst claiming they are neutral on the issue, generally lives the life as an atheist.
J. Budziszewski has just written a similar point in his Office Hours column. As per usual, he says it a lot better than I could. from the column
"You're saying that I live — as though there were no God."
"Right. You say you're uncommitted, but in practice you're committed to atheism."
Nathan was unperturbed. "But Prof, since I don't know the answer to the God question, how else can I live?"
I answered, "Instead of living as though there were no God, you could try living as though there were."
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