It isn't just that I don't believe in God and, naturally, hope that I'm right in my belief. It's that I hope there is not a God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that. ...My guess is that this cosmic authority problem is not a rare condition and that it is responsible for much of the scientism and reductionism of our time.This strikes me as both peculiar and peculiarly interesting. In order to not want there to be a God, one must have a reasonably clear idea of what it is one does not want. Since the classic notion of God is of a supreme good it seems odd that one would not want such. But I am impressed by his candor.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Honest atheism ...
... Nagel on Evolution. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)