Some of us believe in gods, some in reincarnation, and some are unsure, or believe it’s the end of the road once we find ourselves six feet under. No one really knows for sure but the quest to understand truth and whether there is life after death has been a goal of humanity far beyond the first history books were written.
How are some of our belief and non-belief systems alike? That’s what we’ll be attempting to find out in today’s episode of The Infographics Show: Atheist vs. Agnostic – How do they compare & what’s the difference?
Atheism is in a broad sense the unbelief in god or the belief that there is no god. Many atheists argue that it’s a label that shouldn’t really exist at all, as we don’t create names for other nonbelief systems. For example there is no word to describe someone who doesn’t believe in astrology. If there were, we would probably call them non-astrologers.
But in recent years the atheist movement has become a lot larger with many outspoken famous atheists, such as scientist and author Richard Dawkins or comedian Ricky Gervais.
The two main divisions within atheism are often called gnostic atheism and agnostic theism. Those in the first group state that they definitely know there is no god and can prove it, the second group are people who say that they can’t prove it with certainty, but there is most likely no god.