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Agnosticism is the belief that humans cannot know or understand God or anything of a supra-material order. It is not a complete denial of God's existence, but rather a belief in an incurable ignorance; the belief that there is no God is today generally termed "atheism" (although etymologically that is incorrect). Both positions are condemned by the Orthodox Church, often explicitly, but at all other times implicitly, for being a belief in error for denial (explicit in the case of atheists and some agnostics, implicit in the case of other agnostics) of the truth of God and Jesus Christ.