Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We continue to long for a transcendent purpose immanent in existence

[Dennett is not the only new atheist to employ religious language. In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins quotes with approval a new set of Ten Commandments for atheists, which he obtained from an atheist website, without considering odd the idea that atheists require commandments at all, let alone precisely ten of them; nor does their metaphysical status seem to worry him. -- What the New Atheists Don’t See -- Theodore Dalrymple -- To regret religion is to regret Western civilization.] [Dalrymple is himself an atheist -- Carl Olson]
"An epidemic rash of books...roundly condemning religion" are in effect perpetuating Jurassic religions in disguise. Savitri Erans beware! [TNM]

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