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  • noun The philosophical position that beliefs regarding the existence or non-existence of God (capitalized) all assume too much, especially because there is not just one universal definition of the word "God" or because the concept of "God" is both unfalsifiable and unverifiable; also called "theological noncognitivism".


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ig- (from ignorant) + gnostic + -ism. Coined by Rabbi Sherwin Wine.



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  • The position that the very question of whether a god or gods exist is meaningless, usually starting from the point that consistent definitions of the word god either do not exist or are impossible to construct.

    February 20, 2008

  • Coined, I believe, by Rabbi Sherwin Wine , the founder of humanistic Judaism.

    February 20, 2008

  • This word is new to me, though the idea feels very familiar. I love it.

    February 20, 2008