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Friday, June 26, 2009

Progressing away from God

"Progressive believers" encourage "New Atheists" that they are really on the same side against Christians, and should join forces:

Progressive believers, on the other hand, demonstrate that faith and reason can coexist peacefully in modern societies; that is something the New Atheists do not want to admit, as it denies them the moral high ground and turns their case against God into an intellectual argument with little social or political significance.

Instead of attacking religious progressives, the New Atheists should seek ways to cooperate with them in order to advance science, reason, and progressive values.

via Religion Dispatches

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At 4:17 PM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

Also from that same article, "religion does have an ability to inspire remarkable acts of kindness and generosity, and usually it does so not by scaring people with hellfire, but by appealing to their highest ideals of love, compassion, and justice. Sadly, one would be hard-pressed to find any mention of the positive effects of religion in atheist literature."


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