Wednesday, April 15, 2009

TLS radio podcast

My recent interview on The James Allen Show is now available for your listening pleasure. Go here and follow the relevant link.

6 comments:

T'sinadree said...

Dr. Feser, I was just wondering if you've seen David Bentley Hart's new book:

Hart, D. B. (2009). Atheist delusions: The Christian revolution and its fashionable enemies. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

He seems to use the same sharp criticism that you use in TLS.

Here's a quote: “atheism that consists in vacuous arguments afloat on oceans of historical ignorance, made turbulent by storms of strident self-righteousness, is as contemptible as any other form of dreary fundamentalism.”

Edward Feser said...

Just got it, and I look forward to reading it.

Matt Beck said...

Thanks for the link Dr. Feser. It's always nice to put a voice to the words/faces we see online.

Zetetic_chick said...

Hi there, as an off-topic comment, atheist writer A N Wilson has converted to Christianity.

According to this article:

As a hesitant, doubting, religious man I’d never known how they felt. But, as a born-again atheist, I now knew exactly what satisfactions were on offer. For the first time in my 38 years I was at one with my own generation. I had become like one of the Billy Grahamites, only in reverse. If I bumped into Richard Dawkins (an old colleague from Oxford days) or had dinner in Washington with Christopher Hitchens (as I did either on that trip to interview Billy Graham or another), I did not have to feel out on a limb. Hitchens was excited to greet a new convert to his non-creed and put me through a catechism before uncorking some stupendous claret. “So – absolutely no God?” “Nope,” I was able to say with Moonie-zeal. “No future life, nothing ‘out there’?” “No,” I obediently replied. At last! I could join in the creed shared by so many (most?) of my intelligent contemporaries in the western world – that men and women are purely material beings (whatever that is supposed to mean), that “this is all there is” (ditto), that God, Jesus and religion are a load of baloney: and worse than that, the cause of much (no, come on, let yourself go), most (why stint yourself – go for it, man), all the trouble in the world, from Jerusalem to Belfast, from Washington to Islamabad.

My doubting temperament, however, made me a very unconvincing atheist. And unconvinced. My hilarious Camden Town neighbour Colin Haycraft, the boss of Duckworth and husband of Alice Thomas Ellis, used to say, “I do wish Freddie [Ayer] wouldn’t go round calling himself an atheist. It implies he takes religion seriously
http://www.newstatesman.com/religion/2009/04/conversion-experience-atheism

Zetetic_chick said...

The link is:

http://www.newstatesman.com/religion/2009/04/conversion-experience-atheism

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