“If a man has failed to find any good reason for believing that there is a God, it is perfectly natural and rational that he should not believe that there is a God; and if so, he is an atheist… if he goes farther, and, after an investigation into the nature and reach of human knowledge, ending in the conclusion that the existence of God is incapable of proof, cease to believe in it on the ground that he cannot know it to be true, he is an agnostic and also an atheist – an agnostic-atheist – an atheist because an agnostic… while, then, it is erroneous to identify agnosticism and atheism, it is equally erroneous so to separate them as if the one were exclusive of the other…”
After a conversation last night I kept thinking about religion, faith, beliefs. I’ve been thinking about my points of view in these topics, which I have expressed before. The above quote by Robert Flint pretty much summarizes where I stand in terms of religion. To claim any knowledge of the existence of a god and what he/she/it would expect from me and humanity is simply something I won’t do. Some may call me foolish for not embracing god, others dumb for not rejecting the notion of his existence altogether, but why should I bother doing either if the truth is… I will never know for sure?
I’m open to hear opinions.