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Dougibert Bert liked Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
Feb 10
Kara Ward commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"@levini: I think you're missing the point here. Carl Sagan, like many other people, said that atheism (or theism) required absolute certainty. I'm saying that absolute certainty is both ridiculous and impossible in any human endeavor. We…"
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Michael Penn commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"OK, I'm putting my foot in my mouth here. My claim is that Casper the Friendly Ghost does not exist, but how could this be true? Once upon a time thre were many cartoons of him and even comic books. As I recall, they even made some movies. This…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"To expect to have certainty either way is ludicrous after all these centuries of shifting beliefs and loyalties. If there is a god, perhaps it could exist as an energy that is unseen, such as electricity and electro-magnetism exists unseen and…"
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Loren Miller commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"Gene, what I do as it comes to situations like this is frankly rather pro forma, or at least I think it is: I state that those who assert that there is a god are the ones making a positive statement.  That being the case, they need to supply…"
Jan 2
leveni commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
""An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence."-Carl Sagan Just because Carl Sagan made this statement, doesn't…"
Jan 2
Gene Griffis commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"These are all interesting statements and I do agree with most of them and never really ever disagreed with them. Kara's blog is a confirmation of the fact that she is indeed an Atheist not agnostic. Agnostic do not believe one way or the other.…"
Jan 1
Dyslexic's DOG commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"Joan has not missed the point with Russell's Teapot, no we don't have the technology as yet that could easily identify something as small as a teapot, orbiting the Sun. We have trouble detecting reasonable sized asteroids so a small teapot…"
Jan 1
Joan Denoo commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"If we talk about god is if it were an energy, then it could be compared to electricity and magnetism. We can not see any of them, however, there is evidence of electricity and magnetism, but I have not seen, heard, smelled, tasted, felt with my…"
Jan 1
Loren Miller commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"Gene, what Joan was referring to was more than likely Russell's Teapot, which would have been valid back in an age when radar and interplanetary space probe missions weren't an everyday occurrence (most of Bertrand Russell's…"
Jan 1
jay H commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"These two words get tossed around quite a bit, but I think they really have two different flavors. It is an oversimplification to say that an agnostic isn't sure and an atheist is (though those cases can exist) Atheist is believing there is no…"
Jan 1
Gene Griffis commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"The comment by Joan Denoo is unfortunately missing the point. We can indeed prove a tea cup isn't one of the planets. Why? Because we can observe our solar system. Because we can make scientific observations and conduct experiments. With the…"
Jan 1
Craigart14 commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"I'm going to go out on a limb here and make the absurd claim that zombies do not exist, which is a very difficult paradigm shift for me because I am currently watching the "Walking Dead" marathon.  Nevertheless, until someone can…"
Dec 31
Idaho Spud commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"I'm with Loren Miller and dyslexic's DOG.  No matter what anyone calls me, logic, reason, and scientific evidence proves way beyond a reasonable doubt that there are no gods."
Dec 31, 2013
Warren Jappe commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"I think that my take on atheism on my part that I don't think a god exists at all is if evidence were offered, and by now there should be evidence that I am not inclined to believe the hearsay no matter how old and by so many people that god…"
Dec 31, 2013

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Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 1:09am 29 Comments

Many Theists make this argument at some point, but it was Carl Sagan who said it with the most clarity:

“An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and…

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At 11:12pm on May 21, 2012, Earther said…

Hi kara, nice to see you here.

At 1:11pm on April 17, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today...

At 2:38am on April 17, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Kara
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know being a nontheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
At 11:12pm on April 16, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Kara! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. Try putting your location into the appropriate fields in Members>Advanced Search to find people nearby. You might also like Godless in the Garden and Women Atheists. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 10:50pm on April 16, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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