BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | God. Who knows?
BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | God. Who knows?:
We are in a period of intense debate about religion. It seems there are believers, secularists and atheists – in their manifold varieties – arguing over their various concerns. Veils. Intelligent design v evolution. Ordaining gays and women. Contraception and Aids.
But there is one voice that is squeezed out, partly because it can equivocate, partly because it tires of the tit-for-tat that the debate is so often reduced to. That is the agnostic.
I’m not really agnostic… I’m mostly a humanist, sometimes a nihilist, occasionally something like a Quaker, but usually just a humanist.