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From AGNIPATH Movie: Hritik is doubtful about AGNI STICK but Sanjay is forcing him to believe in it.



Pronunciation : ag·nos·tic  (ăg-nŏs′tĭk)

Breakup : AGNI STICK

Meaning : One who is skeptical about the existence of God; One who is doubtful or noncommittal about something.


Synonym : Doubter


Sentences & News:

1. You're Not Agnostic, You're An Atheist

2. One of the most popular phrases I hear amongst my friends these days is, "I'm agnostic."

3. Agnostic Bill Nye predicts results of upcoming Creation-Evolution debate

 Memory Questionnaire:

Question 1: What is Sanjay holding in his hand?

  • Option1 : A Wooden Stick
  • Option2 : An Agni Stick
  • Option3 : A Yellow Stick

Question 2: What is the breakup of the Word?

  • Option1 : Agno Stick
  • Option2 : Agony Stick
  • Option3 : Agni Stick

Question 3: What is the meaning of the Word?

  • Option1 : Being doubtful about the Agni Stick
  • Option2 : Being doubtful about something
  • Option3 : Being doubtful always


History & Origin:

An agnostic does not deny the existence of God and heaven but believes that one cannot know for certain whether or not the two exist. The term agnostic was fittingly coined by the 19th-century British scientist Thomas H. Huxley, who believed that only material phenomena were objects of exact knowledge. He made up the word from the prefix a-, meaning "without, not," as in amoral, and the noun Gnostic. Gnostic is related to the Greek word gnōsis, "knowledge," which was used by early Christian writers to mean "higher, esoteric knowledge of spiritual things"; hence, Gnostic referred to those with such knowledge. In coining the term agnostic, Huxley was considering as "Gnostics" a group of his fellow intellectuals—"ists," as he called them—who had eagerly embraced various doctrines or theories that explained the world to their satisfaction. Because he was a "man without a rag of a label to cover himself with," Huxley coined the term agnostic for himself, its first published use being in 1870.



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