Date: March 10, 2018 06:03PM
Jonny the Smoke Wrote:
> Does koriwhore have an atheist problem?
> Serious question. What's the deal with you and
> atheism? You seem to be trying very hard to cram
> it into a little categorized box.
I have the same problem with atheists that Einstein did,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_and_philosophical_views_of_Albert_Einstein
According to biographer Walter Isaacson, Einstein was more inclined to denigrate atheists than religious people. Einstein said in correspondence, "[T]he fanatical atheists...are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against the traditional 'opium of the people'—cannot hear the music of the spheres." Although he did not believe in a personal God, he indicated that he would never seek to combat such belief because "such a belief seems to me preferable to the lack of any transcendental outlook."
and Sagan, who famously said, "An atheist would have to know a lot more about the cosmos than me."
and Sam Harris https://samharris.org/the-problem-with-atheism/
and Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
What's the Big Idea?
Richard Dawkins, the most famous atheist in the world, created a stir when he recently declared that he was not an atheist after all, but an agnostic. The news, which came during a debate with the Archbishop of Canterbury last month, seemed at first to be a big get for God. However, in The God Delusion Dawkins was frank about his agnosticism.
So, how does Dawkins square his public persona with his lack of certitude? Easily. No matter how strongly Dawkins is associated with atheism, he is first and foremost a scientist. Therefore, "the existence of God is a scientific hypothesis like any other," he claims.
Similarly, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claims the title "scientist" above all other "ists." And yet, Tyson says he is "constantly claimed by atheists." So where does Tyson stand? He tells Big Think: “Neil deGrasse, widely claimed by atheists, is actually an agnostic.”http://bigthink.com/think-tank/neil-degrasse-tyson-atheist-or-agnostic
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/10/2018 06:04PM by koriwhore.