Atheist or agnostic
Atheist or agnostic? Some definitions can be very helpful, before we discuss about the choice of being an atheist or an agnostic:
atheist = one who disbelieves or denies the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent Being (Webster Dictionary)
atheist = someone who believes that God or gods do not exist (Cambridge Dictionary)
agnostic – someone who does not know, or believes that it is impossible to know, whether a god exists (Cambridge Dictionary)
Is it possible for any human being to be able to affirm that God does not exist? We believe that the answer is NO. No human being can affirm that God does not exist because no human being has the capacity to prove the validity of this affirmation.
Think about this: if you say that God doesn’t exist you mean that you haven’t seen Him in the places you searched for Him. But what about the places you haven’t been, either here on our planet or elsewhere in the whole Universe. And to be able to say that there is no God in the whole Universe, you must have the capacity to be present in the same time in every single point of the Universe and check if God is there or not. You must have the attributes of God, to be God yourself to be able to check instantly the whole Universe and affirm that there is no God. And because no human being has this capacity, no human being can declare that there is no God. Atheist or agnostic? At best you can be agnostic. But there is a third choice, a better one, because those who dig deep will find out very soon that there is a God, and the evidences are many.
Some quotes about atheism:
“No one has ever died an atheist” (Plato – Laws)
“Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…” (C.S. Lewis)
“I did not marry the first girl that I fell in love with, because there was a tremendous religious conflict, at the time. She was an atheist, and I was an agnostic.” (Woody Allen)
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” ( Psalm 14:1)