Wait, What? Carl Sagan Was NOT an Atheist?

Carl Sagan

I don't know where I got this idea, but I've always thought that Carl Sagan, the astronomer whose popular show "Cosmos" incited interest in the heavens, did not believe in Heaven.  Nor, I thought, did he believe in an Almighty God, who lives in the aforementioned Heaven.I am gratified to report that I was at least partly wrong.  Perhaps his most famous quote from "Cosmos"--after the iconic "Billions and billions of stars"--is what's come to be known as the Sagan Standard: "Extraordinary c … [Read more...]

The Polemics of Disbelief: An Atheist, an Agnostic and a Catholic Priest

Agnosticism

“I want to believe,” says Fox News’ John Stossel.  “I see the peace and purpose it gives most of you who believe—and I tried.  I just can’t.”Born of Jewish parents, then raised Protestant, Stossel is not steeled against religion—he just hasn’t experienced the spark of faith in his own life.  By his own admission, he’s gone to churches and temples; but he just hasn’t been convinced that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.In the video which follows, Stossel discusses the question “Does G … [Read more...]

Men Must Endure Their Going Hence: Remembering C.S. Lewis

Men Must Endure Their Going Hence.So warns Edgar in Shakespeare’s classic King Lear.And so says the tombstone shared by illustrious Christian apologist Clive Staples Lewis and his brother Warren.  The tombstone, located in the yard of Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry, Oxford, commemorates the writer C.S. “Jack” Lewis, who died 48 years ago on November 23, 1963, and his quieter older brother who died in April 1973.Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century, co … [Read more...]


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