[a sign of second-rate philosophy from Object-Oriented Philosophy by doctorzamalek (Graham Harman) - I’m just saying, it seems a bit absurd to use the question of someone’s belief or disbelief in God as one of the chef pillars of your judgment about that person’s intellectual caliber... If we had 10 more Žižeks it would be one of the most golden of golden ages. the revised details on Žižek’s Hegel book]
Calibration of caliber is unequivocally cumbersome and nothing definite can be said about that. But, since one’s ontological inclination drives the intellectual trajectory, more empirical reliance can be put on it. It’s surely not easy to abolish bias and so long as the basic armature – howsoever pliable – persists, accepting a fresh shape of things faces resistance. Moreover, when social or professional benefits accrue from such ideas picked up from religion and culture, more inducement ensue for sticking to them.