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October 6, 2012

Spiritual Agnosticism

agnostic by andy singer

A spiritual agnostic is a subset of traditional agnosticism (the philosophical view that it is unknown -or even, unknowable- whether any deities exist or not) that is distinguished by the acceptance of the value of universal ethics yet rejection of any aspects of religions that seem divisive.

For example, love is the ideal source of motivation, and since many (if not all) religions emphasize love, a spiritual agnostic might participate in the practices of one particular religion while simultaneously rejecting some of the mainstream principles of that religion. Regardless of this possibility, spiritual agnosticism claims that innate morality and common ethics are far more important than differences in beliefs.

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