YE OF LITTLE UNBELIEF

From “Way Beyond Atheism: God Does Not (Not) Exist
(Why Richard Dawkins is a fundamentalist,
and why most atheists reject far too little)”
by Paul Wallace, posted at RELIGION DISPATCHES:

Most atheists reject far too little. They only have to be one kind of atheist: The atheist who stands against some kind of ridiculous super-object in the sky, who stands against a child’s theology. Christians, who, like Jews, are commanded to have no gods before God, do not have the luxury of disbelieving in so few things. In Turner’s words, “In order to deny every kind of idolatry possible, a Christian must be every kind of atheist possible.” We are required to have faith in no thing at all; only then will our faith have any chance of finding its true home in God.

Do go read the rest of this article, which is very interesting and, pretty much, fleshes out my “Thoughts For The Day” about the sure faith of atheists, a level of faith that I am incapable of maintaining.

Thanks to Cathy for sending in the link to this article.

Comments

YE OF LITTLE UNBELIEF — 9 Comments

  1. Henotheists? The worship of chickens.

    Well, you may be, EHC (and Mimi is into the old voodoo thang which involves swinging chickens around her head whilst on heavy drugs), but I’m sure the rest of us are just not interested in such ornithological unorthodoxy.

  2. Mimi is into the old voodoo thang which involves swinging chickens around her head whilst on heavy drugs

    Is the chicken on heavy drugs too? That would seem only fair.

  3. WTF are you about talking about? Why stray into conversation about Louisiana voodoo practices after posting a link to such a splendid article? I understand apophatic theology in a way that I never have before, even with my drug-addled Louisiana brain.

    No matter how many times you tell a fundie atheist, “I don’t believe in the god that you don’t believe in, either,” they won’t hear, and they won’t understand.

  4. Why stray into conversation about Louisiana voodoo practices after posting a link to such a splendid article?

    Hey! It was EHC who brought the subject up. I was simply defending my readership’s orthodoxy (except you, of course).

  5. There was a reason why the early Christians in the Roman Empire were accused of being “atheists” — because they wouldn’t put up with the crap that passed for “religion” in those days.

    We could use a little more such atheism in these days, too.

  6. WSJM, I’m finding it more difficult to put up with the crap that passes for much religion now. It is amazing that all these wildly different approaches are apparently based on the same set of scriptures…..