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From the pulpit
Why Agnostics Go to Church
Reverend Mark Worth
Why do agnostics come to church? Is it because I announced this sermon title in the Castine Patriot? I suspect not, because we have agnostics who already attend here regularly.
Let’s start by discussing what we mean by “agnostic.” Thomas Henry Huxley, famous as “Darwin’s bulldog” – the defender of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in a debate with Bishop Wilberforce – coined the term in the 19th century. Huxley said, “Agnosticism is not a creed but a method, the essence of which lies in the rigorous application of a single principle… Do not pretend conclusions are certain that are ...
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