Sep 222011
 

Question by Andromeda: Is gnosticism possible, with regards to the existence of a deity?
Can you know, with 100% certainty, that there is/isn’t a God?

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Answer by Omniscient Apatheist
You can’t, but you can make a good guess.

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  5 Responses to “Is gnosticism possible, with regards to the existence of a deity?”

  1. No.

    Can you know, with 100% certainty, that there is/isn’t unicorns?
    Can you know, with 100% certainty, that there is/isn’t a invisible giant in my room?
    Can you know, with 100% certainty, that there is/isn’t fairies?
    Can you know, with 100% certainty, that there is/isn’t leprechauns?
    Can you know, with 100% certainty, that there is/isn’t a bigfoot?

  2. you dont have a problem when you have belief, you have a problem when you start to think that these beliefs are proof of something, so yeah agnosticism FTW, gnosticism is for people with serious issues

  3. there are many things that are TRUE, and per every individual who has ever lived, everyone has believed something that is a lie.

    I KNOW of a certainty without doubt that Jesus is real. i bare witness of jesus, and his appearance of glory. i also have seen an angel. i know there is a God, i just dont know Who God is, personally.

    i beleive because of scripture study, and pondering, that Jesus is NOT HIS own Father.

  4. Yes. I am gnostic atheist.

    First eliminate all gods of all mythologies past and present. Agreed?

    Then you get into the question of “what if there is something?”

    It’s not going to take our label of god. We have abused that in mythology. Maybe a first cause, maybe a powerful being – but not a god. Clarke’s 3rd law – any tech sufficient advance will appear as magic…

    So I will now disprove unicorns to prove the point that it can be 100% knowledge. We know that we don’t have unicorns here. Agreed? So what if on some planet, someday, a unicorn is discovered?

    Guess what? It only resembles our mythological tales of a unicorn. It isn’t really a unicorn from our mythology. It might look like a duck, walk like a duck – but it isn’t a duck.

    It takes a lot to get to my point of reference, but if you spend time thinking about it you will see. The first “god” was the Sun. Now the “god” term keeps getting pushed back with the advancements of our knowledge and discovery. “God” is a concept for mythology.

  5. Well, gnosticism is certainly POSSIBLE because there are people who are gnostics. Remember, gnosticism is just a person’s POSITION that the existence of god(s) is knowable or provable.

    Is it logically supportable? No- without personal omnipotence, how can one say that it is possible to be absolute about anything, really? Can I be 99.99999% sure there is no god? Yep. But 100%? That’s just plain not being intellectually honest.

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