Fat Steve's Blatherings

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Atheists' Panic

        See this article from The Guardian:
        On Monday, it's Richard Dawkins's turn (yet again) to take up the cudgels against religious faith in a two-part Channel 4 programme, The Root of All Evil?  His voice is one of the loudest in an increasingly shrill chorus of atheist humanists; something has got them badly rattled.  They even turned their bitter invective on Narnia.  By all means, let's have a serious debate about religious belief, one of the most complex and fascinating phenomena on the planet, but the suspicion is that it's not what this chorus wants.  Behind unsubstantiated assertions, sweeping generalisations and random anecdotal evidence, there's the unmistakable whiff of panic; they fear religion is on the march again.

        Read it all.

        The problem with atheism is that many of the most interesting questions are of the form "What shall we do with our lives?  How shall we live?"  The answers to such questions are not testable hypotheses, and are thus not withing the realm of scientific inquiry.  Admitting this bugs the Hell out of scientists.

        Hat tip: Clayton Cramer.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYEDAND WILL BE!

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