Quote for a Sunday

Patrick Appel today at Andrew Sullivan’s blog:

I’ve absolutely no problem with [Daniel] Dennett stating his opinions or arguing forcefully for what he believes. But telling fellow non-believers they ought to be less courteous to the faithful strikes me as intolerant of other forms of atheism, perhaps more so than of belief itself. Overconfident atheism and fundamentalism both make the question of God appear effortless. For many individuals, if not most, it is anything but.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Quote for a Sunday

  1. jonolan says:

    What I find telling about the Godless in general in this quote is the remonstration against “intolerant of other forms of atheism.”

    There is no, even implied, complaint about intolerance toward towards the faithful.

    But then, these are the Godless you’re writing about, and one cannot expect much from them despite the advantages of a continued life in America that theist are gracious enough to grant them.

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