Is Sir Patrick Moore an Atheist?

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Is Sir Patrick Moore an Atheist?

Post by aZerogodist » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:55 pm

Just watching "Sky at night" about Vesta.
Kind of missed what Patrick was saying, but heard "Our Father who art ...(he started laughing)...that's as far as I got, now to Peter & Paul outside"
Just suprised, he does have a subtle sense of humour.
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Re: Is Sir Patrick Moore an Atheist?

Post by DaithiDublin » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:48 pm

I'd be very surprised if he wasn't. I watch it regularly and I can't remember ever hearing him use any suspect language. He never uses words like majesty, creation, design etc..

I can't say for sure though, but I would be surprised.
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Re: Is Sir Patrick Moore an Atheist?

Post by HylandPaddy » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:50 pm

I don't know either, he does have conservative politics - supports UKIP and says there are "too many women running the BBC."
But he does keep to the natural explanations of how the universe formed etc. And I know he is really against pseudoscience like astrology and UFOs.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
-Carl Sagan
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