[lit-ideas] Re: Hey! They're trying to abolish Limbo
- From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
- To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 10:59:21 -0400
At 10:44 AM 10/6/2006, you wrote:
In the same way it was created. Religion is just a way of controlling
people, except of course, one's own religion, which is always the True
I recently read a movie reviewer who said that there are two very
interesting and difficult times in a critic's life:
1) is trying to remain objective about a bad movie that you totally agree
2) is trying to remain objective about a very good movie that you
fundamentally disagree with.
I'm reading Dawkins' (Richard) "The God Delusion" right now. I'd be VERY
interested to see what a religious person who reads it thinks. The question
is, like the biased critic, "would anyone who is truly religious be capable
of reading it seriously?" At the same time, I suppose I'm Dawkins'
favourite reader since I'm already fully converted to his side of the
fence. But I just can't help wondering how someone could begin to dismiss
what he says with a "no, no, no, you just don't understand religion" which
is what I hear from people all the time.
I think I did a pretty good job of remaining open minded when I read
Behe's "Darwin's Black Box" a few years back. I granted him every one of
his postulates, except his conclusion "therefore, it MUST have been
created." He didn't 'prove' anything. But that's not automatic naysaying
that I fear WOULD happen in reading something as audacious as "the God
Delusion". It's very refreshing that Dawkins finally wrote this book. It's
a long time coming. Very interesting stuff.
Kingsville, ON, Canada
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