Friday, August 24, 2007

Faith And Anti-intellect

"We do not know. Which is why we believe"

Who said the above quote? Andrew Sullivan when speaking about god and faith.

That may be the most anti-intellectual quote I have ever read.


Read the whole entry so you can absorb Andrew's entire backward non-reasoning.

I'm gobsmacked.

Okay, one more morsel:

"...acceptance requires persistent distance from the truth"!

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Blogger Dave said...

Sullivan isn't using the know/believe dichotomy to mean, say, science vs. faith. Rather, he's criticizing fundamentalist religion vs. non-fundamentalist religion.

Fundamentalist Christianity is obsessed with making the religion as concrete as possible. A fundamentalist doesn't believe in Jesus; I fundamentalist knows for certain (at least in their own mind). It's this certainty that Sullivan is criticizing, because someone who knows what God wants them to do is a lot more dangerous than someone who doesn't.

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