Let us look at a couple of definitions first.
Agnostic – ‘A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.’
Belief – ‘An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.’
Do you see the problem here? Acceptance of the unacceptability. Just for a moment, let us forget about Heisenberg and say that we live in a binary world whether anything and everything is either ‘True’ or ‘False’, it ‘exists’ or it ‘does not exist.’ If the object in question is ‘God’, the believers or the theists are on one side while the non-believers or atheists are on the other side. While neither party has been able to prove their point since the origin of this debate, the argument continues to this day and will go on for days after. Lately, some people have decided to not pick sides but felt the need to be a part of the spectrum which led to the third side, ‘Agnostics.’ They say that neither party is right or wrong and they also say that ‘God may or may not exist’ and it is futile to look for answers. In my head, this translates in the following way – ‘Hmm… Two teams are set to play football but I cannot tell you how the game will end or whether the game will be played at all. I will also not believe you if you tell me otherwise.’ Did that add any value to the person saying it or the person hearing it or even the players playing the game? If your answer is ‘No’ then you may agree that agnosticism is just an act of cowardice or escapism. But if your answer is ‘Yes’ then you may say that a lack of opinion is also a choice and a profound one at that. No one is born an agnostic, theists or atheists become one out of confusion or out of confusion. Really…When we cannot form an opinion or just cannot reach a consensus, we choose to leave it or ignore it provided there are no consequences, but when it comes to ‘God’ it’s all about consequences. The theists who cannot hold on but are afraid of renouncing their beliefs and the atheists who were convinced into theism but were afraid of their past sins of disbelief joined hands and created ‘Agnosticism.’ This is a very simple concept, the concept of staying away from the argument, being willfully ignorant and yet shielding oneself from the consequences of their belief. This might be the best of choices and some say that only the wise truly understand what it means but to me, the most difficult thing about ‘Agnosticism’ is its pronunciation challenged only by its spelling.