Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Salvation in Certainty

In a New York Times opinion piece, Garry Gutting writes:
In these popular debates about God’s existence, the winners are neither theists nor atheists, but agnostics — the neglected step-children of religious controversy, who rightly point out that neither side in the debate has made its case.
So why are there so few of us? Probably because the dark Unknown conjures our greatest fears. So however tenuous an argument we must construct, we seek salvation in certainty.