Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Atheist Delusion

Salon has an interview with theologian John Haught about "why science and God are not at odds, why Mike Huckabee worries him, and why Richard Dawkins and other "new atheists" are ignorant about religion"

After reading the article, I have a stronger feeling that atheist and religious folk may never come to any real understanding of each other for the simple reason the two are incompatible. Does that mean we will stop arguing? Not likely.

As for the article, Mr. Haught perfectly encapsulates why the argument for faith and religion may never be reconciled. Mr. Haught says this as his last statement in the article, "There are levels of depth in the cosmos that science simply cannot reach by itself."

By making this statement, Mr. Haught is placing limits on science, limits that are arrived at by a philosophy that, itself, has limits. Religion is a philosophy that willingly creates limits - that's why there is faith. Science may see a difficult question, but it does not, or should not, say, "well, we will never know, so let's not try." Science should never be satisfied with not knowing, or just feeling if something is right. Religion tends to find satisfaction in mystery, whereas science does not.

Beating dead horse...

Maybe I'm on of those atheist that don't get it.

Anyway, like I said, slow day at work.

read the whole article.

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