Friday, July 13, 2007

BLASPHEMY: If No God, Then No Blasphemy; Ergo No Morality

From Michael Gerson (WaPo)
By the evidence of the New York Times bestseller list, God has recently been bathed in [blasphemy]. An irreverent trinity -- Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins -- has sold a lot of books accusing theism of fostering hatred, repressing sexuality and mutilating children (Hitchens doesn't approve of male circumcision). Every miracle is a fraud. Every mystic is a madman. And this atheism is presented as a war of liberation against centuries of spiritual tyranny.
This form of "liberation" is like liberating a plant from the soil or a whale from the ocean. In this kind of freedom, something dies.

What many atheists forget: logic and/or philosophy don't ipso facto apply to arguments about the existence of God; God, by definition, is transcendent ... see some examples in links below.

American Chesterton
Comment Central
Fire Dog Lake
No God Blog
Reality-based Community
Things to Think About

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