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New file: The Debate Over God's Existence

From: Steve
Sent on: Friday, May 8, 2009 6:07 PM
A new file has been uploaded to the Plato's Cave files section.

The Debate Over God's Existence
Michael Dowd explores the absurdity of debating the reality of life.

. . . This is not theological rocket science. Theists are right when they insist that God is real and faith (trust) is transformative. Atheists are right when they insist God is imaginary and supernatural claims are fiction. If we do not understand how both of these can be true, we don't understand the evolved nature of the human brain and the metaphorical nature of human language. Arguing whether it was God or evolution that created everything is like debating whether it was Gaia or plate tectonics that created Mount Everest. Such silly and largely unnecessary confusion will remain the norm until we distinguish and value both metaphorical and descriptive language. In the meantime, I'm grateful to Richard Dawkins and the other "new atheists" for bringing this debate front and center. Perhaps in the coming decades we can finally move beyond the mistaken notion that science gives us a meaningless universe and religion is primarily concerned with unnatural (supernatural) entities. (Michael Dowd)

Do you think that Michael?s argument makes sense? -Steve

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