Hi!first off thank you for taking the time to read this. I remember Mr. Jillette described the difference between the words "Aheist," and "Agnostic" in such a lovely way. I wish I knew it by heart, but I don't. The way he describe it finally made me feel comfortable saying that "I am a Atheist." He described how "Atheist" essentially means "I don't know." He went on to describe how one could answer answer, if asked, Athiest or Agnostic depending if the question. It was such a beautiful and intelligent way of describing the two, it really impacted me. Gee, this sounding like a love letter, yeesh :P
Any help on finding a transcript of this or the video it was on would be a great help. I'm trying to help my "Agnostic" cousin realize that it doesn't mean "I don't believe in anything," it's just a "I don't know."
P.S. Sorry for any typos or other errors. I'm typing on my phone, and this site is a little wiggy in mobile mode.
That really helps! The word Agnostic answers the epistemological question, and the word Atheist answers the Theological question. Perfect thank you. That combined with a interview Penn Jillette did with Bill Maher, link below, will help. I'll badly paraphrase the bit that relates to my particular question. Thanks again Joe!
"Agnostic and Atheist answer two different questions. If you are asked 'is there a god?' And, you answer 'I don't know' then you are Agnostic. If you are asked 'do you believe in a god,' it is a yes or no question. If you answer "no" then you are Atheist."