Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Two weeks ago, my grandmother passed away - the last grandparent I had left. As those of you with experience in dealing with deceased family members know, the funeral is only the start; the next part is taking care of the deceased's affairs, which includes going through all their belongings to determine what to do with them. I took care of my grandmother's extensive book collection, and while doing so, I hit something that fascinated me to no end: a six-volume Christian Encyclopaedia from 1956. In it, I found something I just had to share with OSNews.
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2009-06-20

So, are you "agnostic" on the existence of the flying spaghetti monster?

Are you "agnostic" on the invisible pink unicorn?

Are you "agnostic" on the presence or absence of a teapot orbiting between Earth and Mars, too small to be seen by the most powerful telescope?

Are you "agnostic" on the tooth fairy and Santa Claus?

Do you really believe those are open questions, and if you encountered somebody who would genuinely believe any of those thing, you would just say "yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man".

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frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

So, are you "agnostic" on the existence of the flying spaghetti monster?
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Yes, of course. I cannot prove or disprove its existence. Moreover, I don't care as it has no significance for me.
However, I don't believe in its physical existence. That's my belief and I'm entitled to it.
Otoh, I believe in its psychical existence. It's certainly somewhere in your head.

Do you really believe those are open questions, and if you encountered somebody who would genuinely believe any of those thing, you would just say "yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man".

Of course. Everybody is entitled to create unfalsifiable knowledge in his head.
As long as he's not trying to impose his fiction on me it's ok.

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