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Failed The Test [Sep. 23rd, 2006|10:47 am]
Tony Grist
I'd like to be an atheist, I really would.

A proper atheist, I mean- like Richard Dawkins- taking the fight to the fundies, telling them their Bibles and Korans are silly- just silly.

But I can't be, not quite.  I don't believe in God, but I do believe in Spirit. 

Is there a place in the ranks of proud and militant atheists for someone who suspects that trees have souls?

No, I thought not.

Reincarnation?

Yeah, sure; I'll close the door quietly behind me...
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[User Picture]From: airstrip
2006-09-24 08:32 am (UTC)
Dawkins should stick to genetics. The reason pantheism works so well is that it accords with an intuition as real as any of the senses: that we are connected to everything else in a way that does not reduce to the material.

That's enough to believe in pantheism of some sort unless some hard contrary evidence comes up.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-09-24 09:28 am (UTC)
That's it. Dawkins has no time for "intuition".

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[User Picture]From: airstrip
2006-09-24 09:30 am (UTC)
Dawkins should look up the trilemma.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-09-24 09:53 am (UTC)
That's a new one on me. I like it.
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