Interestingly, my Agnostic subject is also my Christian subject’s sister, Chrys! Both ladies are relatively new but increasingly dear friends of mine. Read on to learn about agnosticism.
a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.
1. How long have you practiced this form of spirituality?
I believe my entire life has been spent learning and searching for my beliefs on spirituality. Since childhood I considered myself a witch, and even accepted Christianity and tried hard to believe those teachings, until around 1985. I turned my back on all I had been taught and set out on my path of finding what I believed.
2. What about agnosticism fulfills your spiritual needs?
I don’t need to look to a religion or a book, a place or religious figure in my life to give or suggest what I should believe. I read, to learn about other belief systems, and look for truth and love in those systems and how those who believe these things live their lives. The freedom to choose what I accept or reject is what fulfills my spiritual needs.
3. What challenges does being an agnostic pose in everyday life.
I am challenged everyday to put my beliefs into actions. To love unconditionally. To judge no one’s beliefs and to remember we are all here on a spiritual journey that can create peace.
4. Are there any misconceptions people have about your belief system you’d like to clear up?
I have been asked about faith, and why I don’t have any. I usually answer that I believe I may have a stronger faith than most. I have no answers and I don’t fear a fiery pit or hope for eternal bliss…I have no answers to any questions…the only thing I believe is that I know nothing and I am content with that…that to me is faith.