Each Friday I will try and post something called “Friday Roundup” which will simply be links to various stories, essays, articles, or any number of things that caught my eye during the week. I may post a short comment or thought for each link. Here is the first installment. Enjoy.
The postmodern turn…continues…can you see it?
Nietzsche, a secular postmodernist, and a friend perhaps?
Good advice for atheists in general, but we should add that the “new” atheists do not want religious liberty at all.
Which is clear from this…
Every time I read anything by Jerry Coyne, I think of this quote, which applies to him as much as it does Dawkins or those like them:
“Card-carrying rationalists like Dawkins, who is the nearest thing to a professional atheist we have had since Bertrand Russell, are in one sense the least well-equipped to understand what they castigate, since they don’t believe there is anything there to be understood, or at least anything worth understanding. This is why they invariably come up with vulgar caricatures of religious faith that would make a first-year theology student wince. The more they detest religion, the more ill-informed their criticisms of it tend to be. If they were asked to pass judgment on phenomenology or the geopolitics of South Asia, they would no doubt bone up on the question as assiduously as they could. When it comes to theology, however, any shoddy old travesty will pass muster.” -Terry Eagleton
Also, in reference to Coyne, imagine the pathology involved in a person who wants to make sure we see science and religion as enemies, the “other”. Do these people ever take a day off? So much angst, so much energy, so much anger. Wow. A sure sign of fundamentalism. Coyne=Falwell. These people deserve each other.
Here and here are examples of the better ways to think about the passing of a man consumed with hate.
Have a great weekend!