No one has been able to prove - or disprove - the existence of any god. The same goes for ghosts, aliens, after-death and out-of-body experiences, psychic powers and magic.
Individuals may have seen or experienced things that seem strong evidence, and scientific investigations may have uncovered a good number of frauds and misconceptions, but as yet there is no absolute proof one way or the other.
Does saying that make me an agnostic? According to thefreedictionary.com, an agnostic is:
A: One who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is a God; orNo, I don't think I'm an agnostic. To me, spirituality is more about feeling than knowing. I feel some sense of the divine when I am walking in the countryside on a beautiful spring day, watching a storm at sea or just out in my garden cutting back brambles.
B: One who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism.
It doesn't matter that scientists can explain how the sun, the wind and rain work, or even tell me what chemicals my body is releasing in my brain to make me feel inspired by these experiences. These facts can sit quite happily alongside my feelings that wonderful forces are at work, and that we can tap into them to enrich our lives and gain sense of purpose.
So, does this make me a fool? If so, I don't think I mind being one.
The picture above shows The Fool card from the Robin Wood Tarot Deck, which is available from Amazon for £13.99.
Robin Wood Tarot Deck