Originally posted by LemonJello
i think it is possible. as far as i understand, it is not possible by definition to be both agnostic and theist, but it is not contradictory to be both agnostic and atheist. i consider myself agnostic, but not atheist.
A friend of mine described himself as an agnostic theist, by which he meant: he believes in God, but doesn't see or look for any way of proving
God's existence, and doesn't feel his beliefs are any more or less valid than those of someone who doesn't believe in God. So I suppose it does make sense. It's quite possible to accept your own beliefs as just that: subjective beliefs, not objective facts. I have a similar attitude to things I believe in (eg morality).
I'd say I'm an atheist agnostic in that I don't believe anything as far as the divine is concerned, and I don't think that's likely to change, but I tend to see things from a perspective in which God doesn't really feature (a bit like Buddhism). The world around us certainly seems to have structure and beauty to it, but I don't feel the need to personify that structure, or attribute any mystical qualities to it. It's just the way things are, and can be admired/understood/whatever on its own terms, not by giving it a name, a face and a personality.
AFAIK atheism just means 'without God', so if you live your life as if there is no God, you're an atheist, even if you can't be sure that there really is no God.