Polarbeast is Ordained

I've always been skeptical of the whole Judeo/Christian/Islamic religion. I've encountered too many people who refuse to listen to points of view outside of the dogma with which they've been inundated since youth. However, I would never attempt to wrest faith away from anyone. Every person is entitled to whatever form of worship he/she desires, so far as such worship harms no one.

I feel that agnosticism is a legitimate position to hold in this theistic morass that surrounds us all. I can't really say I am atheist. I believe in spiritualism, I have no problem with the possibility that human consciousness may extend beyond death in the form of ghosts, that human existence may repeat itself in the form of reincarnation, and that there are definitely things and entities we do not yet understand. I strongly believe in the power of the human mind to affect its surroundings. It's just that I doubt everything happened and will happen the way it's interpreted now. I cannot place faith, for example, in a book that has been manipulated and mistranslated for millennia.

That said, I've read a bit, studied a bit, engaged in discussion, and have found that I tend to agree with the articles of faith given by the Universal Church of the Apathetic Agnostic:

1. The existence of a Supreme Being is unknown and unknowable.
To believe in the existence of a god is an act of faith. To believe in the nonexistence of a god is likewise an act of faith. There is no evidence that there is a Supreme Being nor is there evidence there is not a Supreme Being. Faith is not knowledge. We can only state with assurance that we do not know.

2. If there is a Supreme Being, then that Being appears to act as if apathetic to events in our universe.
All events in our Universe, including its creation, can equally be explained based on the existence or the nonexistence of a Supreme Being. Thus, if there is indeed a God, then that God has had no more impact than no god at all. Thus, if there is a Supreme Being, that being acts as if it is entirely indifferent to our Universe and to its inhabitants.

3. We are apathetic to the existence or nonexistence of a Supreme Being.
If there is a God, and that God does not appear to care, then there is no reason to concern ourselves with whether or not a Supreme Being exists, nor should we have any interest in satisfying the purported needs of that Supreme Being.

The Church of the Apathetic Agnostic offers free ordination. I went ahead and did so. I'm not entirely sure what I can do with an ordination; I would likely have to jump through a few hoops for any legal entity to recognize any marriages I might perform, for instance. I do not plan to preach or convert anyone. I'm not really likely to do anything with it, except frame the ordination on a wall for interest's sake. Sort of like a Bachelors Degree in Medieval Metaphysics from Miskatonic University. So relax.

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