Monday, August 19, 2013

Words of Comfort: Agnostic & Atheist.

“I'm pretty sure Ray has clarified before that he’s fine with the definition of atheist 'does not believe in gods', he doesn't cling to 'believes no gods exist' as the only valid definition for atheist. So he was being dishonest when he said Carl Sagan isn't an atheist because he's an agnostic. Carl Sagan didn't believe in gods, it's fine to call him a famous atheist. (But I like Ray Comfort's manners and humor; he was very friendly when he called “The Atheist Experience.”) H. Luke

Thank you Mr. Luke for noticing; others said the exact opposite. However, there is a huge difference between agnostic and atheist although with the modern definition of atheist, the line has become blurred. Carl Sagan said, “An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence.” Atheists will still claim him as one of their own because for them numbers and celebrities help the faith.