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Tim Marsh's Avatar Jump to comment 59 by Tim Marsh

Yorker,
I find your position both remarkable and horrifying. It seems that you have recognised two noteworthy trends in the general public-
a) widespread religious-credulity, and
b) a discourse stifling culture of anti-intellectualism.
You have also noticed the necessary relation between the two, as the seeming plausibility of a religious stance thrives in the acceptance and non-opposition of inadequate reasoning.

Yet your proposed solution to this combined problem isn't to address these related issues together, but rather, to attempt to rework and limit the now normative expression of atheism so as to fit it within the paradigm of unjustified, populist anti-intellectualism?

You are not doing the public any favours by assuming in them a raw inability to better themselves intellectually. You sir, are part of the problem.

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 08:34:00 UTC | #68575