So, I keep telling people, I'm agnostic, then when they ask what that is, I tell them it means I don't believe, nor disbelieve in god, gods, goddesses, prophets, etc. To an agnostic person, things are what they are, our existence is an overall grey area. How can anyone say, definitively, with concrete (I said concrete, not ancient texts or stories) evidence that God or Shiva exist? Everyone that I know keeps asking, "So, you believe that God doesn't exist?" Keep in mind that most of these people have known me for a long time or are related to me, and all of them have strong religious beliefs (not like any of them actually go to church) and were under the impression that I was Catholic like the rest of my family, this was what they thought for 17 years, before I said I'm agnostic. Now, I get, "You're an atheist!" from a lot of my relatives (even some of my teachers when I was in high school), my great-grandmother thinks that I am completely against God and believes he does not exist at all (this woman has spent almost 90 years going to church at 5 in the morning every single Sunday, still does, and has never had a job) and she keeps calling me atheist. I told her, "I have no idea whether he exists or not, so why should I even care? There is no possible way for me to know, so I should just live my life as I want to and enjoy it to the fullest." Even after a thorough explanation about agnosticism, people still say it's atheism. The two are completely different. If you ask an atheist about religion, they would say something along the lines of, "I don't believe in that, there is no God or higher power." If you ask an agnostic person like myself about religion, we would probably say, "I don't know, why are you asking me?" Unlike a lot of religions, or in atheism's case the lack of belief in religion, people who are agnostic kind just tell you to be you and live how you want. I see agnostic people, for the most part, as the people who just don't care and think people should be allowed to have their beliefs. Now, I know there are a lot of people in all religions that preach this, and there are people that are agnostic that complain a lot about religion and bash it, but we're talking about generalizations and stereotypes at the moment. People keep arguing about religion like it's this thing that has to be a single, unified idea, but people are different, cultures are different, why does all religion have to be the same. Religion is probably the main reason why most countries have the governments they do have, well...not dictatorships and stuff like that, at least not all of them, but you get the basic idea. I live in the United States, so I can tell you for certain, religion still has a huge impact on politics and how the country is run, as well as what bills and laws get passed. Also, on more thing, Confucianism, not a religion, at least not the kind of religion most people think of, not like Christianity or Judaism. Confucianism was originally meant to be a political ideology and way of life, it was meant mostly for politics and government, which was the reason for its creation. It is more of a ideology or philosophy rather than a religion. Well, now that all of that is out of my system, who else has an agnostic view or thinks people should just have their own beliefs and everyone just accept that? Please, do not argue about religion or start a flame war, those are not fun, but they are a little funny to read, but don't do it, let everyone have their own opinions. Feel free to rant here yourselves, or post about your dumbest arguments about religion.