to laugh or to cry?

February 12, 2007

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I was guilty of commenting while under the influence of atheism over at my favorite progressive Christian blog, Slacktivist. Read the rest of this entry »

nagel on dawkins

February 12, 2007

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I found the following review of The God Delusion by Thomas Nagel very helpful in thinking critically about the book. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pope at Regensburg

February 5, 2007

At the University of Regensburg (12 September 2006) Pope Benedict, the artist formerly known as Joseph Ratzinger, gave a talk called “Faith, Reason and the University.” I've been thinking about it a lot in relation to this question: if theology isn't utter bullshit – the equivalent of Trekkies discussing the ins and out of the Klingon language – what is it? If it's supposed to bear some relation to reality, if we're supposed to give it credit as being potentially reasonable, how is that supposed to work? Read the rest of this entry »

The End of Faith, two

February 4, 2007

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I have found something very useful; Harris is having an online debate with the conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan on beliefnet.com. Here is the link. Below I have cut and pasted part of one of Harris' statements, in which he clarifies his objections to religious moderation. Read the rest of this entry »