Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

The Case for Agnosticism

The Case for Agnosticism - 25 June 2014Wednesday 25th June 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel,  4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

with Kate Holden M.Phil

The “God Question” is perhaps the most important question there is, as not only does the answer have enormous implications for our understanding of the universe, our morality, and indeed our very existence, but billions of people live their lives guided in some way by ancient religious texts. Many theists and atheists regard agnostics as ‘fence-sitters’ who’ve simply failed to properly consider the evidence, but Kate Holden has extensively examined atheist and theist positions and believes there are good grounds for rejecting both.

In this presentation, she will explore both philosophical and evidential perspectives including the nature of God, the nature of truth, the ambiguity of faith, the apparent conflict of science and religion, and difficulties associated with proving God’s existence. She will highlight parallels between the atheist and theist positions and suggest that both are comparably weak, before concluding with the proposal that agnosticism embraces the undeniable lack of proof and certainty, and consequently provides a more realistic response to life’s ultimate questions.

Kate Holden studied for a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Philosophy and Religion at Heythrop College, University of London.

“Join us for another fascinating examination of the God Question”

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed from Gervis Road, which is well lit and has roadside parking).

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