Monday, June 29, 2009

Evangelical (A)theism

"On the one hand we have this so called rise of fundamentalism and so on, but something very interesting started to happen in the last years. Did you notice how a certain very vulgar direct materialism, attacking religion as stupidity, immoral laws, is gaining also at the same time extreme popularity. The three big stars even for, of course us, are originally Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and now also Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris. Its kind of an extremely vulgur reductionist materialism claiming religion is basically stupid, ethically hurtfull and so on. I think more and more that these are in a way two sides of the same coin, that we don't have to choose between these two." - SZ