Everyone's Agnostic is on a hiatus beginning October 28, 2019. Episode 256 was the last episode. Head over to Everyone's Autonomous, Marie's new podcast!
Agnostic means “not knowing.”
When it comes to “god,” no one knows. Seriously…no one! No one can REALLY "know" whether God exists or not let alone any details about Her (see what I did there?). So, Everyone’s Agnostic...whether we know it or not.
Jack Johnson (who, like us, clearly hasn't a clue) put it like this:
We’re never knowing
It’s shocking but we're nothing
We're just moments
We're clever but we're clueless
We're just human
Amusing but confusing
The truth is all we got is questions
We'll Never Know
As a species powerfully driven by curiosity, we look for answers. It begins at birth, matures into scientific exploration, and throughout our lives we bump into more and more important questions to which there are no answers. When this happens, we have three choices: 1) keep looking, 2) make something up, or 3) get comfortable with not knowing. (Suicide is also an option, but we don’t recommend it!)
Our podcast is focused on gathering stories of how humans navigate the unanswered questions.
We hope to learn from each other in our quest for Big Life—love, light, and laughter amidst an otherwise absurd existence. Where in our lives have we knowingly adopted an un-provable narrative as something that aids in that journey? This is the realm of "blind faith." And we think many folks spend too much of their time there. What’s wrong with faith? Hey, what’s right with faith? Where in our lives have we chosen to live comfortably with the questions? That's right: getting comfortable with mystery! THIS is open agnosticism.
Atheists may wonder how people can feel certain about something about which there is no verifiable evidence. Theists may wonder how people look at the beauty and complexity of this life and not recognize an intimate Creator. Well, we want to talk to both, and everyone in between. We want to know what works for you. What doesn't work? And we want to cut us all some slack on the need to be right. After all, no one knows if we’re ever right or wrong on these topics.
We interview regular people. And at the level of story, truth is stranger than fiction—we’re all interesting, thanks to all the shit we go through.