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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Atheism -vvx

Some Singaporean started some sort of atheism self-help network. Seems like it's doomed to fail. How much can you possibly write about atheism?! Then there's the Sedition Act just waiting to ensnare you when you cross the line.

Speaking of atheism, here's an interesting, albeit long, article from Wired magazine about some evangelical atheists. These people are pretty aggressive in their arguments. Here's an excerpt:
Remarkable progress has been made in understanding why faith is congenial to human nature – and of course that still says nothing about whether it is true. Harris is typically severe in his rejection of the idea that evolutionary history somehow justifies faith. There is, he writes, "nothing more natural than rape. But no one would argue that rape is good, or compatible with a civil society, because it may have had evolutionary advantages for our ancestors."

I actually agree with this point but I would never use such an extreme example as rape.

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