Aren't all atheists agnostic?

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Atheists believe there is no God, however they can never be 100% certain of that fact because there is no proof that God exists or not. They also don't use faith to bridge the gap.

Since a person can never be 100% certain that God does not exist, surely that'd make all atheists agnostic? Or am I thinking about the term atheist in a wrong way?
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Seems more logical that there is no almighty than that there is.
Also maybe if we go in the future, we make a simulation of life in the past?
Cause humans like doing research, lets say someone in the year 2 million wants to research how the year 0-10.000 was.
They just start a life simulator to find out. For them its feels like 2 hours, the fake people spend 10.000 years thinking its real.
How do we know we arent the simulation of future humans? If humans even do exist in the first place? Maybe they are dinosaurs and simulated:

What if there was a huge meteor that extincts dinosaurs?

Okay done with my story
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Atheists believe there is no God, however they can never be 100% certain of that fact because there is no proof that God exists or not. They also don't use faith to bridge the gap.

Since a person can never be 100% certain that God does not exist, surely that'd make all atheists agnostic? Or am I thinking about the term atheist in a wrong way?
No they are not agnostic because knowledge does not equal certainty. Outside of maths and logic, everything we know is not certain.



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By your standards, could the same not be said for all religious people?
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(Original post by Kyou)
Atheists believe there is no God, however they can never be 100% certain of that fact because there is no proof that God exists or not. They also don't use faith to bridge the gap.

Since a person can never be 100% certain that God does not exist, surely that'd make all atheists agnostic? Or am I thinking about the term atheist in a wrong way?
I can never be 100% certain a giant magical invisible undetectable unicorn does not exist.

Does that mean I should entertain the fact that it might exist, on the basis that I cannot prove it doesn't?
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No - not all atheists are agnostic, just like not all theists are gnostic (claims to KNOW that a god exists).

Agnostic = I don't know
Gnostic = I know

If an atheist claim that he/she KNOWS (regardless of how he/she knows) there is no god, then he/she is a gnostic atheist.

Same way, if a theist that believes god exists, but does not KNOW, then he/she is a gnostic theist.
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OP you are partially correct. Agnosticism isn't mutually exclusive with atheism or theism. There are agnostic atheists and agnostic theist. In fact, I would say that the majority of the population fit in these two groups, as only a small minority would say it is 100% definitive that there is or is not a god. People who disagree misunderstand the term 'agnostic,' thinking that it means they're 'in between' or 'not sure' rather than thinking that the existence of god is unknowable.
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But no you cannot extend it to all people, because right or wrong there are some people who believe with 100% certainty that there is or is not a God. Though I disagree with those viewpoints, people do have them. Some people will not even admit to an inkling of doubt.
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Thank you for your explanation .
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Surely they have faith God doesn't exist in the same way theists have faith he does. Theists can't be sure God definatly does exist so are they agnostic?
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Ok. But you could say the same about theists and that they can't know God does exist.
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