Richard Carrier on Being Agnostic or Atheist.

What word bests describes what you believe? Daniel Dennett suggests we adopt the term "non-believer," since the word "atheist" has a lot of negative baggage around it. Jeffery Jay Lowder thinks a theist can be a freethinker. In a recent blog entry Richard Carrier argues that "all unbelievers are both atheists and agnostics, and neither can deny either name. They can never be separated. Though these categories aren't synonymous, you still can't sort unbelievers into 'atheists' and 'agnostics' any more than you can sort them into 'persons' and 'people.'"

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