Monday, May 11, 2009

God Talk: Modern Creeds Can't "Replace" Religion

Good write-up on belief in the modern era -

God Talk, Stanley Fish on Terry Eagleton's new book, "Reason, Faith, and Revolution."

"...the basis for what Eagleton calls “the rejection of religion on the cheap” by contrasting its unsupported (except by faith) assertions with the scientifically grounded assertions of atheism collapses; and we are where we always were, confronted with a choice between a flawed but aspiring religious faith or a spectacularly hubristic faith in the power of unaided reason and a progress that has no content but, like the capitalism it reflects and extends, just makes its valueless way into every nook and cranny."

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