Re: Penn is a little confused.October 9 2011 at 11:35 AM
zCarl (Login zCarl)
Response to Penn is a little confused.
A belief is what someone thinks to be true. It can actually be true, or they could be wrong. You are working with some kind of sarcastic connotation of "belief", in which is it used as mockery, rather than a standard and useful definition.
Agnosticism is used by many to mean the assertion that the "god" question is inherently unprovable in either direction. In that case, a person could still believe that god does not exist by inference based on probabilities and other evaluations less than absolute knowledge.
Your seem absolutely certain that "god" does not exist. I agree that it is so unlikely as to be roundable to that, but you are expressing that specifically in the context of a rather extreme insistence that hardcore knowledge can't overlap with mere belief.
I think you might be a nut.