Sunday, October 12, 2008

Religion, Maher Style

Whether or not your watch movies. Whether or not you care about a devout liberal TV guy, you need to at least stay aware of what’s being said about believers in society today. After all, other people will be listening to him and may actually ask you some questions. From the article:

“Yawn. The atheist/agnostic/unbeliever game has such long white whiskers that it's hard to get worked up when a new player -- howsoever gifted, like Maher, in the arts of entertainment -- reports and suits up. The Catholic philosopher, Michael Novak, in a fine new book ("No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Unbelievers") calls atheism "a leap in the dark" and urges "prolonged, intelligent and respectful conversation" among humans who differ on the eternal questions.

Not much chance of a conversation like that with Brother Bill, whose unshakeable grip on certainty protects him well enough from cavils, such as that virtually the whole world is religious in one way or another and so, in his own way is Brother Bill himself: religiously committed to the idea of religion as a nullity, a waste of everybody's valuable time.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the fact that most people say they believe in a god would be reason enough not to believe given the crazy things people believe