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    Posts Tagged "Thinkers we don’t like"

    Apophasis: Just the thing for beefy, well-fed liberals

    Image courtesy of Jesus and Mo As I was poking about for images related to negative theology, I found this comic attached to a post at Why Evolution is True, biologist Jerry Coyne‘s blog. In said post, Coyne ridicules negative (apophatic) theology while avoiding saying what’s actually wrong with it. But the strip is pretty […]

    Notes on my delusion

    Not deluded, apparently: Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800. Jefferson is quoted by Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion thus: “Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.” I wonder if Jefferson knew that orthodox Christian […]

    Who’s afraid of the dark?

    Hawking at the Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics in Ontario, June 2010. Image source: Reuters. Photo by Sheryl Nadler Great news! The Wheeled One is going on about God again! Last time it was about our God-free “creation.” This time it’s about the afterlife. There’s a short but entertaining piece at Real Clear Science that […]

    XI. Thou shalt not speak before thinking

    Fra Angelico, Peter Martyr Enjoins Silence, c.1441. Peter Martyr, known also as St. Peter of Verona, was an Italian Dominican friar whose preaching was responsible for returning many heretics, most notably Cathari, to orthodoxy. Catharism was a religious movement with dualist tendencies; that is, it held that there was a God of Good and a […]

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