Famous Atheists and Agnostics Introduction
An introduction to some famous atheists and agnostics, definitions of the terms and a couple of quotes.
"An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support."--John Buchan (1875-1940) Scottish writer and historian
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree,
And only God who makes the tree
Also makes the fools like me.
But only fools like me, you see,
Can make a god, who makes a tree.
--E. Y. Harburg
Atheist--one who "denies" the existence of God.
Agnostic--one who "doubts" the existence of God.
Questioning the existence of a god or gods reaches back to the days of Socrates. The following philosophers, reformers, rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers spoke out on this complex and highly controversial issue.
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