Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Of Material Import

At the end of the day I would describe myself as a non-materialist atheist.

I firmly believe that Western society in particular could benefit greatly from a full and frank discussion between atheists of the materialist sort (Richard Dawkins et al.) and those, like myself, of the non-materialist variety.

Unfortunately, Dawkins and his like have been determined to dodge this confrontation, preferring to affect that they are locked in a vital and fairly perpetual debate with monotheistic creationists, the advocates of intelligent design and the massed ranks of the confused and irrational.

These are soft targets and they know it. Furthermore, they are unlikely to ever be vulnerable to an on-going assault of dry reasoning.

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