Witty, thinking believers required…
Victoria Coren wrote a piece in the Guardian at the weekend about how atheism seems to have claimed the right to witty and intelligent thinkers, and how intelligent believers should stand up and be counted:
Lord Carey, a previous [Archbishop of Canterbury], complained last week that Britain is ashamed to celebrate Christmas as a religious festival. It's bigger than that: people are embarrassed to believe in God at all. They feel silly.
There is a new, false distinction between "believers" and "rationalists". The trickle-down Dawkins effect has got millions of people thinking that faith is ignorant and childish, with atheism the smart and logical position.
Come on; let's make this a fair fight, at least. Identify yourselves, thinking believers! Don't be cowed into silence by the idea that faith is the weakness of a halfwit, like buying your goldfish Christmas presents or watching ITV2. It isn't.
It's pretty interesting stuff. Have a read...
What do you think? Write a comment below... Who would you say is the theist voice of rationalist thought?