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1 JRCMYP  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 5:33:41am

Really enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing it here.

2 researchok  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 5:49:04am

re: #1 JRCMYP

Great minds and all that!

3 Obdicut  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 8:02:38am

For those who don't want the hassle of clicking through the other blog, here's the original piece:

[Link: www.aeonmagazine.com...]

It's nice to see Chesterton getting an airing.

4 Romantic Heretic  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 8:37:48am

Well, the problem is that as one of the world's major institutions, Christianity is used by many people a an excuse to do what they want. Plus centuries of cultural garbage and prejudice have been grafted onto it. Atheism is still small enough and so lacking in influence that being one currently requires thought.

But if it ever become big then in centuries time it will suffer the same problem Christianity does.

It's how human beings work. Despite the scientific name we've given ourselves humans are not fond of thinking.

5 calochortus  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 9:12:10am

re: #4 Romantic Heretic

It's how human beings work. Despite the scientific name we've given ourselves humans are not fond of thinking.

Fun Fact: There is apparently a subset of humans who do enjoy thinking. I can't find a reference to it at the moment, but I heard it on NPR a couple months ago. This doesn't mean people who enjoy thought are smarter or more successful (or better in any way), just that they enjoy turning things over in their minds.

6 wrenchwench  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:36:58am

Enjoyable essay. I shared it with some of my favorite atheists, and a friend who said a somewhat disparaging thing about atheists before she knew I was one. (She still likes me.)

7 researchok  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:42:47am

re: #4 Romantic Heretic

I would say human beings are not fond of reflective thinking.

We do excel at thinking that is self serving.

8 CuriousLurker  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:54:01am

re: #6 wrenchwench

Enjoyable essay. I shared it with some of my favorite atheists, and a friend who said a somewhat disparaging thing about atheists before she knew I was one. (She still likes me.)

Eww, how could she what with all your kafir cooties and stuff? *shudder* //

Wait, maybe there's hope. We can get you some of this...

9 wrenchwench  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:56:37am

re: #8 CuriousLurker

Eww, how could she what with all your kafir cooties and stuff? *shudder* //

Wait, maybe there's hope. We can get you some of this...

Wow! That might do it!

Can I have the hair too?!? And the sweater?!?

Frank says:

Don't expect anything,don't expect fun, don't expect friends.. if you get something...it's a BONUS


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