A Miscellany 276
Agnostic as a Religious Disclaimer
by: Stephen Borkowski
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For 27 years, I have been hoping that there would be a policy sanctioned by the UN which mandates that all religious teaching of a god be preceded by a disclaimer that states that there is no empirical proof for the existence or non-existence of a god or gods.
I would like to get an opinion of my assertion that the word agnostic should be used before a person's religion. I say that I am an agnostic Deist. If no one can empirically prove their belief about god, as in a court of law, everyone would be admitting they know they don't know.
(The purpose is to help prevent the making of religious suicide bombers and other killing done for a god.)
- There are several disclaimers on the site. I assume Stephen Borkowski is referring to the disclaimer at the bottom of the Table of Contents page.
- Mad Money, a TV show hosted by Jim Cramer opens with a disclaimer, and the website for the show has a more extensive one.
- This proposal was previously put forward by Stephen Borkowski in discussion to an Ask the Patriarch item.