Four Perspectives on God, Atheism and Agnosticism

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Over the years, Bill has become well known for his thoughtful discussions on eternal questions about God, faith and reason. Here, we’ve collected memorable moments from his conversations with prominent agnostics and atheists to shed light on issues of religion and identity.

Author Salman Rushdie, a self-described “hard-line atheist,” talks about the need to “broaden what we can understand and say, and therefore be.” (2006)

Watch the entire conversation between Bill Moyers and Salman Rushdie.

Author Margaret Atwood says it’s not a question of God or not God — it’s what you do with those beliefs. (2006)

Novelist Martin Amis says “our ignorance of the universe is so vast that it would be premature” to say God does not exist. (2006)

Author Richard Dawkins says that “evolution is about as certain as anything we know.” (2004)

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