- The idea that God may or may not exist is not very interesting. There are lots of things for which we have no proof.
- Not having proof of God's existence does not increase nor decrease the possibility of God's existence.
- The very idea of God makes his existence highly improbable. God by definition is unknowable. As a divine being science cannot study the evolutionary development of God.
Perhaps God is like that: his understanding and capacities may be infinitely complex, but the underlying nature that gives rise to that complexity may be relatively simple. If so, then it isn’t a given that the probability of such a being is enormously improbable. And if God is not clearly improbable, then atheism is not the default position. Rather, agnosticism is. If, before we start to look at the evidence, the hypothesis that God exists is initially no less probable than the hypothesis that he doesn’t, that neither atheism nor theism has a head start, so to speak, then we should keep an open mind, rather than be atheists until presented by overwhelming evidence for God.
So what is the point of agnosticism? That it stands for open-mindedness, for a willingness to consider conflicting perspectives, for tolerance and humanity. It may even be the basis for a religious life.