Speak Your Mind: Atheism and Skepticism
I’m fairly open about my atheism (or agnosticism, depending on the day) and as a result I end up fielding a lot of questions on the subject. People are usually respectful; their questions come from a place of genuine curiosity. I try to be equally respectful in my answers. Usually, those answers harken back to skepticism. I’ve seen no evidence for a supernatural deity, therefore I don’t believe in one.
Because I get these questions on a semi-regular basis, I think about the link between skepticism and atheism a lot. Most skeptics I know are also atheists, but fewer atheists I know also identify as skeptics. Which is weird. One would think that these groups would have a mutual overlap.
Is it possible to be a skeptic, but not an atheist? Or vice versa? Is it possible for skeptics to maintain a belief in God? Can an atheist/agnostic be a non-skeptic?
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