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Reason and logic a problem for atheism


In her second Loser Letters, Mary Eberstadt, in good old “Screwtape Letter” fashion, explains to her atheist friends why logic and reason pose a problem for the atheistic worldview.

Highlights from her article:

Writing about the very idea of believing in God,

For either one produces a satisfying reason for why, say, 99.99999999 percent of humanity has been wrong on that big issue while You have been right; or, failing that, one simply comes right out and says that the entire rest of the Species up to Oneself was stupid as a bag of rocks till the day before yesterday — a stance which does run the risk, or so I used to think, of looking just a teensy bit arrogant.

On God being a human invention:

So You see, this very scariness of this Judeo-Christian god is seriously bad for Us — or at least bad for the atheist claim that he was invented by people to make them feel better. Because if the human purpose that keeps calling the Loser into existence is some deep search for comfort — if he is just supposed to be some big cosmic Prozac, or a blankie in the sky — I have to tell you this god is seriously not cutting it for me, and not just for me but for a lot of other people as well.

Check out her full article

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  1. Samuel Skinner
    June 18, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Well, yes- most of humanity has been wrong about many things. I mean we have moral things like slavery, and male domination and science issues like germ theory, gravity, evolution, electromagnetism- it is obvious that things need to be supported by evidence, not just tradition.

    It makes you feel like you are the good guy and that you’re part of something bigger. It isn’t just Prozac 2.0.

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