This Blog’s Enemies (and Friends)

Because I’m an agnostic, the “enemy” at this blog (if I am to have “enemies”) is really the person who wishes to avoid worry and nuance with regard to his or her intellectual positions. Give me a person who is vulnerable and actually worries and tests rigorously the truth and value of his or her positions anytime (atheist or theist) over somebody (atheist or theist) who expresses impatience, contempt, and comfy unnuanced (that is, worry-free) certitude about what he or she believes. Give me the liberal theist or deist—and the Camus existentialist-style atheist or agnostic—over any of their Mussolini jut-jawed simplifiers any day. Give me, for example, a liberal Catholic like Andrew Sullivan over a fire-breathing anti-Catholic like PZ Myers. And give me an atheist like Stephen Gould over a fundamentalist like Duane Gish.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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