MedjAdmin wrote:By now you must be eager to bite into a tuna pizza at Colombo's. :)
I really am, and I don't intend to go thirsty whilst I'm eating it either :o
I'm not sure about that definition of atheism, it's hard to take seriously a language authority that uses a non-word in its web url (grammarist).
If we get too bogged down by the use of words then we spend all our time defining them - a simple definition of atheism that works for me is this - An atheist is someone that does not take as true the claim that there is a god or gods. As I explained during the filming, when you think about it, this does not tell you much about what I do think. It is not a belief system and there is no governing literature defining what it is to be one!
I've no argument with the agnostic definition, the fact that I cannot prove the absence of god(s) does not make me an agnostic. It is very hard, maybe impossible to prove the absence of something but, in my view, the absence of evidence IS evidence of absence!* So, no, I would not describe myself as agnostic :-)
The trip was certainly very thought provoking and has certainly provoked some questions that require some serious consideration and an answer. The specific challenge was, if I'm not mistaken, 'Medugorje: Truth or Hoax'. Before we're through I will have declared where I stand on both counts!
* Safe Harbour: the absence of evidence for the existence of any god(s) is my view and I realise that most, if not all the members of this forum will not agree. Whilst I'm happy to share my reasons for thinking the way I do I recognise and respect the fact that this is a forum for believers and I would not want to wear out the kind welcome shown :-)