Friday, August 8, 2008


An agnostic : a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of god - but does not deny that god might exist.

From Life of Pi , regarding agnosticism : to choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.

But, it is a given that the universe is infinitely vast, nicht wa? So does it not follow that within this infinite vastness must exist an infinite number of things, an infinite number of possibilities? So, just as there must be a world where people are blue and made of cheese, and another one where my exact double lives a life completely parallel to my own.. is there not a place in this infinity for gods?

Yes, even an old man with a beard, sitting on a cloud.

Not that I believe that, it is so obviously ludicrous. But on the other hand, it seems a little presumptuous to make sweeping statements about what can not possibly exist, in a universe filled with infinite possibility.


Jennie said...

i read this and really liked it. so i posted my similar thingy after it.
i like that our great minds think alike.

Victoria said...

Cool, thanks for posting this! I always considered myself Agostic but never knew the exact meaning before. I just knew I didn't believe in organized religon, but won't go so far as to say God doesn't exist.

Joan said...

i know! i've said i'm an agnostic too, and was kind of offended when i read that quote. and then thought, that isn't quite fair. so easy for an author to be glib like that, but it doesn't really cover the subject in a satisfying way.