When we consider the possibility that life exists on other planets in the entire universe, we consider what is required for the emergence of life in this world. As we cannot yet prove that life does in fact exist on other planets, the search for those life forms is an exploration much like that of the faithful who seek God and spirituality within themselves. And in this kind of line of reasoning, we begin to perceive the wisdom of agnosticism, the faith of an open mind towards possibilities not yet encountered.
Agnostic faith is different than atheist who believe that God does not exist. An agnostic is unlikely found persecuting those who believe in God in the name of science. They know through their own acts would render them as guilty as those who persecuted scientists in the name of spiritual belief. An agnostic will not ridicule a person who does not have faith that God exists, nor turn against those who do believe in God’s existence. They are able to understand parallel realism to listen and support the exploration of existence on both sides.
The mind of an agnostic is a paradox for those who believe that human mind can only sustain one belief system. An agnostic mind is a mind of a parallel relativist par excellence, as it can wander through all religious belief systems, finding no mistake of perception, or opposing belief systems. The mind of an agnostic is not flat, but flourishes in the knowledge that the human mind has infinite potential for understanding. He or she will not say that the semantic content given to an independent object must be only one, but acknowledges that the perceived variations have been, are, and will be understood after timely evaluation.
Like a realist, able to enjoy all the riches of all cultures without confining his or her existence to only one of them, the agnostic can find the parallels between religious systems from, atheism to Hinduism, from Catholic or Sufi, from the natural world to nano science, etc. few stand out to embrace the many great paradoxes, possibly missed by those who live and practice only one faith. As an end note it should added that a person of any religious faith can embrace the diversity by saying “In this I have faith, and these things I know”, without losing one’s faith or rejecting another’s.
Whether you are attached to one faith and will never with change
or have changed many times but never satisfied
or simply on the journey,
do it any way which suits you, only please be tolerant!
peace on the planet.