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.
Posted by Edward Feser at 11:57 PM
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Dr. Feser, I was just wondering if you've seen David Bentley Hart's new book:ReplyDelete
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.”
Just got it, and I look forward to reading it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link Dr. Feser. It's always nice to put a voice to the words/faces we see online.ReplyDelete
Hi there, as an off-topic comment, atheist writer A N Wilson has converted to Christianity.ReplyDelete
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 seriouslyhttp://www.newstatesman.com/religion/2009/04/conversion-experience-atheism
The link is:ReplyDelete
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