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Toothfairy agnostic

noun; compounding
a person who believes that the existence of god is as likely as the existence of the tooth fairy. “A friend, an intelligent lapsed Jew who observes the Sabbath for reasons of cultural solidarity, describes himself as a Tooth Fairy Agnostic. He will not call himself an atheist because it is in principle impossible to prove a negative. But "agnostic" on its own might suggest that he thought god's existence or non-existence equally likely. In fact, though strictly agnostic about both, he considers God's existence no more probable than the Tooth Fairy's. Hence the phrase Tooth Fairy Agnostic.” -Richard Dawkins
 
I can't prove or disprove god but the likelihood that he does exist is similar to the likelihood that the tooth fairy exists, so I am a tooth fairy agnostic.
Etymology : Compound of "tooth fairy" (noun) + "agnostic" from Greek agnostos "unknown, unknowable," from a- "not" + gnostos "(to be) known" (see gnostic).(entymonline.com)
Source : TEDx talk by Richard Dawkins (Jan 2009) Interview (Aug 2012) watched October 2013
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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