Saturday, December 29, 2007

Cordial dialogue ...

... Two authors, a rabbi and an atheist, debate religion and science. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

But then Harris made a serious point, noting that Mother Teresa's superiors "recommended that she view all of this as a sign that she was sharing Jesus' suffering on the cross. Now, this is kind of a brilliant moment -- of hermetically sealing a world view. So when I wrote about this I said, 'Ask yourself, when even the doubts of experts are used to confirm a doctrine, how could it possibly be disproved?' You see this all the time in religion."

Actually, you don't see this all the time in religion. In religion, you are often unlikely to encounter a shadow of a doubt. When it comes to faith, however, doubt is ever-present.


  1. Anonymous12:59 PM

    It sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn't it?

    Two authors, a rabbi and an atheist

    ...walk into a bar.

  2. Great minds think alike, Scott! That is exactly what I thought when I first saw it.