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‘Agnostic’ can mean different things. Some people describe themselves as agnostics and mean that they have considered the reasons for and against believing in a god and find it difficult to make up their minds one way or the other – they’re not sure. Agnostics in that sense may want to hedge their bets, maybe offer up the occasional prayer or attend the occasional religious service.
For others, ‘agnosticism’ means the view that it is impossible to know whether religious beliefs are true or false, since they are about the possible existence of a being of whom we can never have any experience. This kind of agnosticism is likely to shade into atheism in practice – ‘there is no way of knowing anything either way, so it makes sense to live without any religious belief’.
Surveys of public opinion suggest that more people would describe themselves as ‘agnostic’ than would describe themselves as ‘atheist’. This probably reflects not so much a careful weighing of the arguments, more a vague sense that the whole matter of belief in a god is so nebulous that there is not a lot of point in trying to reach any conclusion.
Anyone, whether agnostic or atheist, who has no religious beliefs and then goes on to think about how to live without such beliefs is potentially a humanist.