- Feb 1, 2006
- Basic Beliefs
- magic mood ring
There is a difference between saying that this or that conception of god is ridiculous and absurd and saying I know how the universe arose.You would take both seriously since they both convey the truth.
But in the case of a bridge, we know how bridges arise. We don't have a clue how universes arise and there is no accepted scientific explanation for how they do. There is no "better" explanation to accept. There are only opinions. That is why saying "I don't know" is just as good.
No, the difference is between working on the basis that an explanation is possible, and dismissing the question with a wave of the hand. To say that something might have been done by a magic man we know nothing about using magic methods which are incomprehensible to us is effectively just the same as saying 'I don't know, and I don't want to". Theism and agnosticism are merely different ways of asserting the same thing: 'Materialism is wrong, because God".
The question is: How did this universe and therefore me get here?
The question isn't about gods.
And the only possible honest answer is; I don't know.