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    two sentences

    Hi,
    Please help, the following sentence have several part and two of them, I think, have opposite meaning. I bold them.

    "In a 2012 interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury and philosopher Anthony Kenny, Dawkins was asked why he doesn’t call himself an agnostic if he says he isn’t completely sure. When he said that he does in fact consider himself an agnostic, there was a shocked gasp from the audience, not to mention the worldwide press the following day. The world’s most famous atheist had admitted he was actually an agnostic!"

    Are they opposite? If not, please help with the meaning. Thank you in advance

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    Re: two sentences

    An athiest believes there is no god. An agnostic believes that we can not know if there is or not.

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    Re: two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    An athiest believes there is no god. An agnostic believes that we can not know if there is or not.
    I know that, but these two sentences seem opposite meaning:
    "When he said that he does in fact consider himself an agnostic. . . had admitted he was actually an agnostic!"

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    Re: two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    I know that, but these two sentences seem opposite meaning:
    "When he said that he does in fact consider himself an agnostic. . . had admitted he was actually an agnostic!"
    No, they both mean that he is an agnostic.

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