After God: What can atheists learn from believers?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by jficquette, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. >Jonathan Derbyshire writes: Jeremy Bentham, his disciple John Stuart Mill once wrote, would always ask of a proposition or belief, “Is it true?” By contrast, Bentham’s contemporary Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mill observed, thought “What is the meaning of it?” was a much more interesting question.

    Today’s New Atheists –Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens principal among them – are the heirs of Bentham, rather than Coleridge. For them, religion – or the great monotheistic faiths, at any rate – are bundles of beliefs (about the existence of a supernatural being, the origins of the universe and so on) whose claims to truth don’t stand up to rational scrutiny. And once the falsity of those beliefs has been established, they imply, there is nothing much left to say.<

    http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/religion/2013/03/god-dead-long-live-our-souls
     
  2. pspr

    pspr

    Photo of an atheist
    <img src=http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/pictrough/pictrough1003/pictrough100300634/6583919-businessman-in-blindfold.jpg>
     
  3. LEAPup

    LEAPup

    Couldn't help it. I found this to be kinda funny. Especially the islam one. Lol!
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  4. Funny I had a shirt with that printed on it years ago.
     
  5. The useful idiot leftists are back asswards. They put all their faith in the government, but question God. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jehovah Witness one is pretty funny too.
     
  7. Ricter

    Ricter

    In before jem and stu show up.
     
  8. pspr

    pspr

    If you wore it at the Monastery I can see why you had to take a different career path. :D
     
  9. LEAPup

    LEAPup

    Monastery?
     
  10. pspr

    pspr

    Yeah. PT is a Monk. He spent years in the high mountains of the Himilayas chanting, Ooooooohhhhhhhhhmmmmmmm. :D
     
    #10     Apr 3, 2013