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Joseph Bottum Joe Carter, writing at First Things, speaks of atheists’ uncanny powers of belief. Brief, biting, and exactly on the mark.

(See the first comment regarding the correction made here 😉 ).

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7 thoughts on “So Great Faith

  1. I am so completely sorry!

    Here’s the deal. (Will you accept this?) It was the first time I’ve ever tried posting a blog from my Droid Eris phone. It’s a bit hard to jump back and forth between screens and check what you’re doing.

    And now that I’m viewing it on my computer, I discover that the error message my phone gave me about being unable to connect and upload the post was not quite accurate. Hence the four identical copies of the post that were here until just now.

    But it’s not the phone’s fault, it’s mine. Thanks for being gracious about it!

  2. Tom:

    Have you read some of the comments on the article by atheists. Un-[blank]-ly, unbelievably inane! Atheism is a direct and intentional violation of the First Commandment. Given that sin dehumanizes us (weakens our human nature, meaning it eats away at our capacities for reason and free will), atheism dehumanizes the very adherents that promulgate it and so viciously respond to reason. I’m not even sure I can agree with some of the points of Hart’s article any more: I’m not sure there ever was a thinking atheist. Hart is right on one thing: skepticism for the sake of skepticism or atheism for the sake of atheism is a major problem. If either of these were ordered to (or at least striving toward) truth, I’d be much more at ease. Sadly, most if not all indications (echoing Hart) from the New Atheists is the opposite: anti-reason.

  3. The atheists’ responses there are indeed appalling (at least the first several of them, I didn’t read them all)—not in that they say things I disagree with (I’m accustomed enough to that), but that they are so grievously thoughtless.

    I’m eagerly awaiting Jason’s response to Joe’s simple yet telling question.

    Regarding Hart, see this also from Joe Carter. (Joe, I double-checked 🙂 ).

  4. Oh boy, the comments there are unreal. So many unwilling to discuss the substance.

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