Christian: You’re a WHAT?
Gary: I am a Naturalist.
Christian: What does that mean? You like to lay out on the beach…”a la natural“? (hee hee)
Gary: No. It means I believe in the natural world. I don’t believe in the supernatural.
Christian: Ohhhh! So you’re one of those filthy, God-hating atheists!
Gary: No. I don’t consider myself an atheist. To me, the definition of an atheist, at least as defined by the general public, is someone who believes that God does not exist. I do not pretend to know, as fact, that God does not exist. It is certainly within the realm of possibilities that a god or gods exist.
Christian: So you’re an agnostic. You can’t make up your mind if God exists or if he doesn’t.
Gary: I am agnostic as to the existence of a Creator. The universe may have been created by a supernatural being, but, we cannot rule out the possibility that the universe has a more natural explanation as to its origin. At this point we just do not know. I suggest we continue to study the issue and not jump to conclusions.
However, I am fairly certain that Allah, Krishna, Zeus, Jupiter, Yahweh, and Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Christian godhead, do not exist. They might exist, but then fairies, leprechauns, and unicorns may also exist. There are thousands of supernatural concepts and beings that might exist. But until someone is able to provide good, convincing evidence for the existence of one or more of these concepts or beings, I suggest we not spend a lot of time thinking or worrying about them.
Let’s believe in the natural world; naturalism. Let’s leave the supernatural to the realm of science fiction.