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Mental Health Break: ELO’s Strange Magic

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Ron Rosenbaum separates the sheep from the asses with one question: why is there something rather than nothing?

In a recent Slate article, Ron Rosenbaum affirms his agnosticism against both theists and atheists, and offers atheists in particular a “show me the money” question: Rosenbaum wants atheists to write and tell him how it is that something came from nothing:  … Continue reading

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Are Theological Languages Any Good? An Agnostic’s Perspective

I like Richard Rorty’s definition of a theory: If it gives us some predictive power, it’s science; if it doesn’t, it’s philosophy. Theology is a form of philosophizing, and therefore a form of theorizing. Theology theorizes under the assumption that IF there … Continue reading

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Why I Am an Agnostic—and Not a Theist or an Atheist

I’m an agnostic because I genuinely find a lot of mystery in the universe, and don’t presume to know more than I reasonably can. I can’t just “choose” a position—theism or atheism—that doesn’t make full sense to me. My analogy would be multicellular life … Continue reading

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“God may not exist, but the ontological mystery does”: Is It OKAY for an Agnostic to Point Out the Obvious? Or Does That Make One a MYSTIC, and No Longer an Agnostic?

As an agnostic, I am happy to allow some things to function as mysteries, and not reduce them (prematurely) to a ready-made, mechanistic explanation. Why matter should evoke mind when it reaches a certain degree of complexity is a mystery, … Continue reading

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Shiny Happy Atheists in Tight Tees?

  I’m an agnostic, but this British bus ad campaign, supported by Richard Dawkins, strikes me as inane. Not because there is probably no God. I agree that God probably does not exist. It’s the ad campaign’s sunny tone that I … Continue reading

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