posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 12:12 PM
reply to post by Cosmic.Artifact
Originally posted by Cosmic.Artifact
Originally posted by SpaceJ
Well you don't have to read that link I posted but it's just writings from people like Mark Twain, Einstein, Russel, etc. Good stuff to read because
they are all atheists but they were also very respectful and didn't claim to know for certain so they were agnostic on the knowledge aspect.
I feel that link shows that the answer to your posted question is no.
I highly doubt it because if they had chose to study religion as well as they have perused their other fields then I believe they would have know the
truth... No one who refutes or does not believe knows the truth well enough to deny it.
So no matter how many people we show you to the opposite you'll just stick your fingers in your ears and deny it? I myself studied religion, even
considered pursuing theology with philosophy as a career in my younger years. I was a devout Catholic, read the Bible several times, yet here I am as
Oh, and you cannot claim you have the 'truth' without demonstrating as much. Of course, I know you hate demonstrating any claim you make.
Einstein is a hero of mine and he played it quite cool... (God does not play dice)
"God" in this sentence is a metaphor. Einstein was speaking about how he didn't believe in quantum physics as a viable field of science...he later
realized he was wrong.
Einstein didn't believe in any deity, deal with it.
It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a
personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded
admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.
Letter to an atheist (1954) as quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689
But you never answered my question, which was would you call an agnostic atheist arrogant?
my opinion of course is that Agnosticism is a road to somewhere and has noting to do with Atheism, these two words combined mean very little to me...
Agnostic: Does not know
Atheist: Does not believe in a deity
Agnostic Atheist: Neither knows nor believes in a deity
An agnostic atheist is an individual who doesn't believe in any deity yet doesn't think that they can be certain about such a belief or
It is like a kid wanting to break away and move out of the parents house but still wanting to get money from mom and dad, and having a place to go if
the bottom drops out from under them.
Wow, I hope eight bits doesn't see that little bit.
You've repeatedly displayed an utter lack of understanding of philosophy, theology, science, and general reason in these threads. Why should anyone
continue responding to these posts?
there is no middle ground for any length of time... the switch is either off or it is on.
Yes, and agnosticism is a different switch. It's the 'can I know?' switch.