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Ignosticism is a theological position that the subject of debate (the existence of one or more gods) has not been coherently defined. This goes one step further than agnosticism; while agnosticism states that "you can't really know either way" regarding the existence or non-existence of God, ignosticism posits that "you haven't even agreed on what you're discussing." The term was coined by Sherwin Wine, founder of the Society for Humanistic Judaism.
 Ignostic arguments
The reasoning behind this is fairly sound; as God means so many different things to so many different people, there is no one definition of God that can be tested, and because everything is so up in the air, the question isn't even worth considering. Ignosticism is essentially all about the definition of God, and that all religions, and even agnostics and atheists assume too much when taking their philosophical positions.
For ignostics, the sequence of alphabet letters "God" (capitalized) or "Yahweh" has not been coherently defined as anything that can be thought of. Whereas atheists say "God (Yahweh) does not exist," ignosticists say "I have no concept of anything labeled 'God' or 'Yahweh', nor any reason to suspect in the least that you or anybody else has either." The reasoning behind this is based on the fact that the words "creator of the universe" is incoherent since the only concept of creating that can be thought of is that of things within the universe creating other things within the universe, thus "creator of the universe" is without any possible concept.
The practical differences from plain old atheism, in its many flavours, are negligible, but people keen on the "ignostic" label are very strong on the philosophical differences.
 Theological non-cognitivism
It is sometimes considered synonymous with a closely related concept known as "theological noncognitivism," which states that talking about "god" is cognitively meaningless. It is slightly distinct in that ignostics would be happy to jump off the fence if a decent enough definition of "God" was put forward. Some theological non-cognitivists reject anthropomorphic gods as false but maintain that non-anthropomorphic gods are meaningless.
 See also
- Apatheism – Which is a matter of not caring rather than not knowing