It may seem reasonable to be an agnostic, since one can't prove that God doesn't exist. But it's also impossible to prove that unicorns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster don't exist. Should we really be agnostic toward their existence? Is that really a sensible position? Or would it make more sense to believe they don't exist (since there is no evidence that they do), and then change our minds should evidence of their existence ever make itself available?
In the following short clip from NPR's series 'This I Believe,' Penn Jilette shares some of his thoughts on the issue, as well as why being an atheist is bound to make one a more compassionate and loving human being.
And don't forget to check out some awesome Penn & Teller magic.