Franke

Organizer

Location:

San Diego, CA
Hometown: Bronx

Organizer since:

November 21, 2014

When did you become an Agnostic - and why?

Technically, at the age of 15 when (in my sole year of Catholic school) our Bible Class teacher included "scientific / logical explanations" in our formal study of the Old Testament. However, it wasn't until the age of 18, when I read "Chariots of the Gods" (and several other eye-opening books) that I finally became an Agnostic.

What is the difference between a theist, an atheist, and an agnostic?

Theist = "God definitely exists." Atheist = "God definitely does not exist." Agnostic = "Either of you could be right, but neither of you can prove it."

Who is your favorite, most "logical" philosopher - and why?

Aristotle (hands down). Father of the field of "logic", Aristotle is a towering figure in ancient Greek philosophy, making contributions to logic, metaphysics, mathematics, physics, biology, botany, ethics, politics, agriculture, medicine, dance and theatre. He was a student of Plato who in turn studied under Socrates. He was more empirically-minded than Plato or Socrates and is famous for rejecting Plato’s theory of forms.

Can you name / describe any of the most common "rhetorical fallacies"?

I can list them all... in fact, I have. Check it out: http://agnosticalliance.com/page/rhetoric

Have you read the "Declaration of Independent Agnostics" (under Pages)?

Yes. I wrote it.

Introduction

HIGH SCHOOL (Honors student, Track Team, Shotokan Karate, Lead Guitarist)... U.S. NAVY (AO-AIMD, ASF Police, Sharpshooter)... COLLEGE (A.S. Robotics, Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, FAA Private Pilot)... TODAY (Owner LauriaMedia; Indie Filmmaker/IT Consultant).


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