Did you know Richard Dawkins is an Agnostic person? yeah, it is true. I, like a lot of people thought he was an atheist, given his speeches and presentations over the past decades, but by his own admission he is an agnostic. It is actually a little comforting to know that since I consider myself an agnostic and to have a comrade as illustrious as Richard Dawkins is huge. It’s like you like stale cake and a whole lot of people say that liking stale cake is ridiculous and then one day you find out that the Dalai Lama likes stale cake and suddenly, it is not such an odd preference anymore.
Since we are on this topic, did you know that Astrophysicist and science fanatic Neil deGrasse Tyson is an agnostic ? yeah, he says so himself.
Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.
Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—are unknown or unknowable.
Although, the implications of being an Agnostic may seem fuzzy, it is actually grounded in a simple idea that one must always be open for possibilities. It is a belief that the insufficient evidence for existence of a God entity is not necessarily an evidence for non-existence of a God entity. The trust in scientific methods and its rigor also yields the humility that comes from understanding that we will never learn everything and it also raises hope for further exploration of the unknown. Like Voltaire said, ‘Doubt is an unpleasant condition but certainty is absurd’.
Besides, it does not matter if one believes in the existence of God entity or not; what matters is the action prompted by the belief. To do good, any belief is holy enough.
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