• NoBadCake
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    Due to varying definitions, to have a conversation we have to define agnosticism and atheism. If we're just discussing how or if they regard "God"(1)and the former doesn't consider God and the latter actively disbelieves in deity then the compound term agnostic atheism is nonsense. Done.

    (1)intelligent, higher power and creator of all, embodies virtue

    For further consideration.
    The Buddhist take:
    "This is why to some Christians, Buddhism seems to be "atheistic"or "pantheistic." Suzuki and his associates claim that it is neither. God is neither affirmed nor denied by Buddhism, insofar as Buddhists consider such affirmations and denials to be dualistic, therefore irrelevant to the main purpose of Buddhism, which is precisely emancipation from all forms of dualistic thought.”
    --Thomas Merton, Mystics and Zen Masters, 1961

    Antiquated definition of atheist:
    "For three centuries Christians suffered persecution ... Christianity seems widely to have been disapproved of in the Roman world, and Christians were referred to as “atheists” because of their failure to believe in the Roman gods.”
    --Christopher Cook, Philokalia and the Inner Life, 2011

    The common denominator:
    "The original conception of Tao was simply the observation that reality has a certain way about it. This “way” encompasses all of existence: life, the universe, and everything. A Christian may call it God’s will; an atheist may call it the laws of nature. These are labels pointing to the same thing, and Tao is simply the most generalized label imaginable, applicable to both perspectives.”
    --Derek Lin, Tao Te Ching_ Annotated & Explained, 2014
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