Man vs. God - WSJ.com

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Man vs. God - WSJ.com

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We commissioned Karen Armstrong and Richard Dawkins to respond independently to the question "Where does evolution leave God?" Neither knew what the other would say. Here are the results.

I liked the article because it reinforces the belief that we are outgrowing our need for "the g-word." Enjoy.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574405030643556324.html

 

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             Thanks for the link I  love reading Richard Dawkins and Ann Armstrong is pretty good to.  I  look at the world around  me and thank mother nature for good or bad  {i.e.  The Grand Canyon--and it is GRAND!!!!!--:  and tsunamis's--what more terrible fate could we get from the natural world}

 

 

            I'm   not trying to be dramatic here just saying thanks for the links.

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I like both of the

I like both of the letters.

 

Predictably, I am more convinced by Dawkins when he points of God is a useless artifact once you accept Darwinian evolution...but I sympathize with Armstrong, even if I think her ideas are ultimately pointless, because I think you can explain the 'transcendent' without resorting to the divine.

 

Does anyone know what her actual theological position is though?  What she wrote makes her sound like some sort of deist.

 

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It is sad that we as a

It is sad that we as a species even have to have the debate of whether or not a god exists in 09 in an age of DNA and cell phones.

Atheists don't want this debate anymore than Galileo liked bursting the bubble of the popular belief of his time. BUT it was the right thing to do and we are better off as a species because of it.

 

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Brian37 wrote:It is sad that

Brian37 wrote:

It is sad that we as a species even have to have the debate of whether or not a god exists in 09 in an age of DNA and cell phones.

Atheists don't want this debate anymore than Galileo liked bursting the bubble of the popular belief of his time. BUT it was the right thing to do and we are better off as a species because of it.

 

 

Yea, but it sounds like her version of deity is far different than the one most of us have an issue with.  I think that is enormous progress.

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TomJ wrote:Wall Street

TomJ wrote:

Wall Street Journal wrote:
We commissioned Karen Armstrong and Richard Dawkins to respond independently to the question "Where does evolution leave God?" Neither knew what the other would say. Here are the results.

I liked the article because it reinforces the belief that we are outgrowing our need for "the g-word." Enjoy.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574405030643556324.html

 

 

Dang. I day late and a dollar short. I posted this on another thread, didn't know it was over here.

Any one notice how it says "karen armstrong says..." but "Richard Dawkins  argues...". I find that curious.

 

 

 

 

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I found Karen's response

I found Karen's response most interesting. I wouldn't mind smacking a few theists with it. It's the kind of belief I can respect, after a fashion.

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