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A very clever cleric and scientist. He agrees with Dawkins to an incredible degree, throwing away most religious dogmas, agreeing with evolution, God having no designer role, etc. -- but he did not manage to explain why does he still believe in any god, if everything can be so well explained by the laws of nature (both known and probable)! Tomáš J. Fülöpp...

2008-12-09

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Clearly, then, both religion and science are founded on faith — namely, on belief in the existence of something outside the universe, like an unexplained God or an unexplained set of physical laws, maybe even a huge ensemble of unseen universes, too. For that reason, both monotheistic religion and orthodox science fail to provide a complete account of physical existence. (Perhaps faith or hope, but not religion! Tomáš J. F...

2007-11-24

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What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence...

2011-07

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