Category Archives: Agnosticism

The real test of someone’s philosophy

Just before before he died, the atheist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre resisted feelings of despair by saying to himself: ‘I know I shall die in hope.’ Then in profound sadness, he would add: ‘But hope needs a foundation.’ His words remind … Continue reading

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What do we gain by praying?

There are some things in life that we just do automatically, even though we later wonder why on earth we do them. One of them is praying. Even in this very secular and materialistic age most people still say they … Continue reading

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God or chance?

Scientists tell us that if our expanding universe had expanded a little faster, the matter formed would have sprayed out into space like fine mist so fast that a gazillion particles of dust would speed into infinity and never even … Continue reading

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Belief or unbelief – it’s an act of faith

I never cease to be amazed by the arrogance of those who contemptuously dismiss people who believe in God as being intellectually deficient in comparison with their superior intelligence. Whichever way you look at the origin of all that exists … Continue reading

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Knowing where to look

Someone once asked the famous sceptic Bertrand Russell what the first thing would be that he’ll say to God when he meets Him. He replied that if he were to actually meet such a being he’d ask Him why He … Continue reading

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Am I one of God’s blunders, or is he one of mine?

The atheist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche used to say: ‘Is man one of God’s blunders, or is God one of man’s blunders?’ But H. G. Wells, who was never particularly religious, having studied the history of the human race and having … Continue reading

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We were created to believe

A century ago many people believed that human enlightenment would eventually banish religious belief. But it hasn’t happened, and this has caused some researchers, like Bruce Hood, professor of developmental psychology at Bristol University, to think that belief in God … Continue reading

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