• kava@lemmy.world
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    I don’t think it’s taking shelter as much as trying to find an answer to something that has no answer.

    For example Eistein I don’t think was trying to take shelter from reality. He wanted to look at reality as deeply as possible and he managed to peek through and see more than almost anyone ever had before.

    But he still believed in a God. This is one of those reasons I always call myself an agnostic instead of atheist.

    In a practical sense, I’m an atheist. I don’t think Jesus turned water into wine or the Buddha achieved enlightenment and entered a higher plane of existence or whatever.

    But I acknowledge there might be supernatural or supranatural items / phenomenon/ or even beings that we can’t ever fully understand.

    • A_Very_Big_Fan@lemmy.world
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      Einstein believed in “Spinoza’s god”, which is essentially just nature and the laws that govern the universe. It’s not the same as believing in an anthropomorphic God and putting faith in scripture.

      This is one of those reasons I always call myself an agnostic instead of atheist.

      Those aren’t mutually exclusive terms. “Agnostic” answers whether you know a god exists, and “atheist” answers whether you believe a god exists.

      I don’t know of any gods, and I don’t believe any exist, so I’m an agnostic atheist.