Saturday, November 04, 2006

about rights

Donald Sensing asks can atheism and the idea of human rights be reconciled? He begins with a recent article by Dinesh D'Souza and works forward from there.

D'Souza writes:
A group of leading atheists is puzzled by the continued existence and vitality of religion.
Sensing finds their puzzlement to be itself puzzling:
What an interesting thing for atheists to ponder... why would a deity-denying atheist be puzzled that religion is thriving? If evolution as they describe it is true, then religion is itself a product thereof. Not only that, but Judaism is an evolutionary product, so is Christianity, so is Islam, so is Buddhism, so is Shamanisn, so is … well, you get the idea...
Read the whole thing. (link via Blue Crab Boulevard)

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