Why would you give agnostics any thought? Since, in your view, there is no God, what does it matter that some people don't know whether God exists or not? - dabster
An agnostic is NOT somebody who can't decide whether or not god exists. This is a common misunderstanding. An agnostic is a position that whether or not god exists is unknowable.
For the reasons I explained above this problem only arises because people are allowed to equivocate about the meaning of 'god'. If we insist that the one posing the question defines what they mean by 'god' then we can give a definite answer.
You seem bent on having people believe as you do. Why?
This is a religious discussion forum. When people raise topics about belief in god it is appropriate to comment on god. That is how a discussion works.
Perhaps you feel better about yourself if others agree with you
I don't care if every other person on the planet is a religious fundamentalist. It would make no difference at all to my position. I know what I believe and why. The agreement or approval of others is of no interest to me.
What does it matter if people are muddled?
Discussion and exchange of ideas can help make others less muddled. I know I have learned a lot through discussion here and have adjusted my position on some topics accordingly. Some people prefer to live in a thought bubble where nobody ever challenges their precious opinions. If that is you then you would be better to avoid religious discussion forums.
I haven't been here in years but remember you as one of the more vocal members.
In other words somebody who makes an effort to contribute to discussions.
Why wouldn't it be as acceptable for someone to believe in God as you would presumably argue it is for you not to?
It is perfectly acceptable. It is also acceptable that we use facts and reasoning to challenge each other's opinions. That is how we avoid falling for bullshit.