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The very definition of 'agnostic' is a person who believes that nothing can be known for sure about the existence of God; they're unsure, not opposed. You're thinking of atheists. The reason they are so 'opposed to God' differs from atheist to atheist but I'd say that most atheists don't believe in the existence of gods because they trust logic more than they trust religion.
Well, to be honest, I am friends with a large quantity of irreligious people, and most do not seem to care that I believe in a deity, and can understand my reasoning behind it, as I understand theirs'. Still, the ones (both agnostic and atheist) that constantly try to pick at me over my beliefs are mostly just insecure children that want to have something to down other people over so they can feel intellectually superior.
I don't think they are so much opposed to God they would like to see more concrete evidence supporting the concept of God. It is more a matter of lack of evidence. They are willing to be convinced, if something comes along that they can find reason with, Faith is not enough.
That is a difficult question to give a single answer to. Most agnostics I've talked to are more specifically anti-religion then directly opposed to God. The reality is that there is a range of agnosticism including a version that actually considers it a reasonable conclusion that God is real while maintain that it's impossible to prove or "know" for sure. Of course the other end of the agnostic range are those that are atheist that when pushed to the question of how they know God isn't real they shift into being "agnostic". I think the general answer to your question however is that they see the negative elements of religion and also wish to have moral accountability unto them selves alone.
11 months ago
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The Bible is God's Word, written to his human creation. It is considered a survival guide for those who would believe. Here's a scripture that may be useful in helping you find the answer to your question. Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two- edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart." The double-edges bring comfort to some and conviction to others. If it "hurts" to read the survival guide, then one might question or reject the Author. I hope your New Year is happy and healthy, and that you'll keep looking into these important spiritual matters, God does reward those who seek Him. Bye! Beth
Athiests. Many (not all but many) athiests are hostile toward God and Christianity because they have chosen against God and have (mostly unwittingly) chosen satan. Agnostics usually are not as they are sort of fence sitters, not having either completely denied God or accepted Him.