20 December 2009

The Spectrum of Religious Skepticism

While there is really nothing here about religion and belief that I haven't heard either of these two say, the fact that they are discussing it together is kind of exciting to me. I have discussed both of their thinking previously on this blog. They pretty much represent both sides of the skeptical post-religious worldview. Hitchen's, along with Dawkins, is probably the most outspoken and well spoken, if also condescending, public atheist. Wright threads the needle between materialism and teleology, while arguing that religious behavior is mainly a proxy for economic and political motivations. He is also a practicing Buddhist.

1 comment:

  1. Nuts and bolts integration of science and spirit:


    Why psychological healing has to be "political":


    (fubar, ex-bahai)