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Introduction

Background to Apathetic Agnosticism

There are those that see agnosticism as only a way-station, an intermediate step for those still trying to decide whether to believe in God (or a god or gods) or to absolutely believe in no gods exist at all. Agnosticism is seen as a refuge for those who cannot make up their minds.

What this site seeks to illustrate is that agnosticism in itself is a legitimate end position with respect to religious belief. We do not know because we cannot know. The ultimate truth about the existence of a Supreme Being is unknowable. Recognizing this, we can free ourselves from a fruitless search and indeed, no longer care about answering the question. This does not mean we don't care about agnosticism.

Our Articles of Faith

  1. The existence of a Supreme Being is unknown and unknowable.

  2. If there is a Supreme Being, then that being appears to act as if entirely apathetic to events in our universe.

  3. We are apathetic to the existence or non-existence of a Supreme Being.

A poster of our articles of faith is available as a pdf file.

Nomenclature

Our full designation is The Universal Church Triumphant of the Apathetic Agnostic, abbreviated UCTAA. In the interest of brevity, we are also known as the Church of the Apathetic Agnostic or alternatively the Apathetic Agnostic Church. All three terms and the abbreviation refer to our church.

The Worldwide Church of Agnostics. abbreviated WCA is an outreach ministry of the Church of the Apathetic Agnostic which provides a path to ordination for our fellow agnostics who are unable to accept the three Articles of Faith, particularly for those who have a calling to officiate over secular ceremonies to celebrate life's passages.

Our Gospel

Some jurisdictions limit clerical marriage authority to "Ministers of the Gospel." In countries which claim separation of Church and State, it is not logical that this is intended to limit such authority to Christian clergy. Accordingly, we believe such laws refer to the broad definition rather than the narrow. Within the Church of the Apathetic Agnostic, the Gospel is made up of of the following sections of the main web site: Commentary on the Articles of Faith; Reflections on Ethics; and Meditations. These sections constitute Church Doctrine and the examples and parables which serve to teach the message of the Church. We consider all clergy ordained by the Church to be Ministers of our Gospel.

Explore

Please explore the site and discover what we are about. There is a lot of content, and along the way, you can join the church, apply for ordination, get a free degree, and submit your own thoughts for publication.

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Link to us using our main site www.apatheticagnostic.org. or our mirror site at www.uctaa.net

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