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What this means is people who are openly atheists and agnostics can't be scouts.
Lucky Harry Dean Stanton plays a desert-dwelling atheist staring down the end of life.
During the encounter, Kris calls the practices cute, and keeps her eyes open during a spiritual moment like an atheist at a Christian dinner table.
And while many fans are devout Catholics, others are from different denominations or even atheists, Garcia said.
His final role paired him with Lynch in the upcoming film Lucky (out Sept. 29), about the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist.
Malcolm is a burgeoning atheist, but his loyalty to Benedicta and her order never waivers.
This lucid and thoughtful examination by an atheist philosopher resists the notion that religion is simply bad science amplified by arbitrary injunctions.
To an atheist, this may seem anti-intellectual, even an admission of cowardice.
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How agnostic Differs from atheist
Many people are interested in distinguishing between the words agnostic and atheist. The difference is quite simple: atheist refers to someone who believes that there is no god (or gods), and agnostic refers to someone who doesn’t know whether there is a god, or even if such a thing is knowable. This distinction can be troublesome to remember, but examining the origins of the two words can help.
Agnostic first appeared in 1869, (possibly coined by the English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley), and was formed from the Greek agnōstos (meaning "unknown, unknowable"). Atheist came to English from the French athéisme. Although both words share a prefix (which is probably the source of much of the confusion) the main body of each word is quite different. Agnostic shares part of its history with words such as prognosticate and prognosis, words which have something to do with knowledge or knowing something. Atheist shares roots with words such as theology and theism, which generally have something to do with God.
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