believe that the truth about God is unknowable.
Returning to Pascal's Wager, it is instructive to hear what three historical figures have to say about this "betting strategy"--the three R's, that is: the rational theist, rational atheist, and rational agnostic
Indeed, religious critics of atheism often patronizingly suggest that atheists should really follow the example of their more rational counterparts, the agnostics
. Reza Asian, for example, criticizes the polemical nature of New Atheists, writing smugly that "[t]his is not the philosophical atheism of Feuerbach or Marx, Schopenhauer or Nietzsche....
Talking about survey, Alan Cooperman, associate director for research, said that American atheists and agnostics
tend to be people who grew up in a religious tradition and consciously gave it up, often after a great deal of reflection and study.
Anthony was an agnostic
. She was a Quaker, not an agnostic
Support was highest among evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics and lowest among the unaffiliated, atheists and agnostics
Greene's ghost, quartered in that realm of heaven reserved for agnostic
Catholics, must be amused by this sudden turn, given that the author thought Hollywood misunderstood him even worse than Rome.
About 20 percent call themselves agnostic
, and the rest are atheists.
Last November, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) publicly confirmed that he was a humanist and agnostic
after answering a questionnaire from the Freethought Equality Fund (a PAC affiliated with the AHA's Center for Freethought Equality).
Religious Knowledge Survey" on September 28, 2010, which found that atheists and agnostics
know the most about world religions (including core teachings, history, and leading figures).
The power of Satan, while perhaps laughed at by agnostics
, is not to be underestimated in taming evil
Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) took the floor to argue that religious liberty pioneer Roger Williams intended "to protect the church, not the State." This is patently false and misses the entire thrust of the Williams experiment in freedom of conscience that brought to colonial Rhode Island atheists, Jews, agnostics
and all manner of dissenting Christians.