Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Nation Gets It

Did the New Atheists (and many old ones) get the memos regarding the 20th Century and the demise of Positivism?

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Interesting Quotes

I speak from experience, being strongly subject to this fear myself: I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t … Continue reading

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Dear Human

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More on the Power of the Christian Narrative over the Secular One

A very interesting story here on the rise of Christianity in China. It wouldn’t shock me to see a peaceful revolution within the next 25 years whereby we wake up one day to find China one of, if not the … Continue reading

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The Christian Narrative to the Rescue—Why?—because the Secular Narrative Sucks and it certainly Inspires No One to Change Anything

Here To achieve the moral goal of equality of opportunity for future generations and distant peoples we have rapidly got to change our way of living now and in the present. This will require the committed actions and participation of … Continue reading

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Eagleton Gets It

Terry Eagleton is my favorite Marxist. Why? Because he is honest. I also think he would just be a great guy to sit down and have a beer with. Here he notes the rather shallow arguments of those who praise … Continue reading

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Maybe the New Atheists Need to Read More Literature?

This piece is interesting because the writer is “a staff writer and book critic at The New Yorker and Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism at Harvard University. He is regarded as one of the world’s finest and most … Continue reading

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A True Revolution

Some historical facts here. “Over the centuries, Christians can certainly be accused of failing to live up to their principles. But the very accusation is revealing. Pagans could hardly be accused of failing to achieve standards they never recognized.”

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