Friday, November 24, 2006

Truth and reconciliation

These two posts do a pretty good job of elucidating the point I've been trying to make (badly apparently) about what is wrong with the confrontational style of atheism promulgated by Richard Dawkins et al.


Ron said...

By the most useful definition of atheism, (lack of belief in any deity), if you claim you're not an atheist, then you're a theist.

You'd think. Unforunately, much like the word "liberal", the term "atheist" has acquired quite a load of baggage. I am not a theist, but I am not an atheist of the Dawkinsian stripe either. I would rather identify myself with e.g. Michael Lerner than with many self-proclaimed atheists just because those who self-proclaim themselves to be atheists tend in my experience to be a bunch of arrogant pricks.

I really wish I could preview using this web ui.

You'll have to take that up with Google.

Ron said...

Ron said...

Sorry I've been so quiet lately. I've gotten sucked into a new startup company which has been taking up a lot of my time. No excuse for not blogging though. I will try to get some more posts out soon.

I think the jury is out on the dems. I am cautiously optimistic, but I harbor no illusions that everything is now hunky dory. Still, I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude, and looking forward to seeing if Henry Waxman really is going to start slinging subpoenas around. Fingers crossed.