Questionable Motives

October 12, 2009

Why is there a link between atheism and higher education?

Filed under: Atheism,Culture,Education,Science — tildeb @ 1:48 am

Atheist fishWhile some critics of the “new atheists” have made valid arguments, primarily that their optimistic humanism is farfaith fish from realistic, they are missing out on a simple point: adhering to a scientific worldview requires discipline; it requires giving up on the certainties of childhood and the belief in ultimate protection. I don’t know whether doing so turns us into better human beings, but it certainly makes us intellectually more responsible.

A thoughtful article here.


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