Random Quote #97 topic: atheism, Wayne Aiken's atheism cookie file

"If you want to *reason* about faith, and offer a reasoned (and reason-
responsive) defense of faith as an extra category of belief worthy of
special consideration, I'm eager to play. I certainly grant the existence
of the phenomenon of faith; what I want to see is a reasoned ground for
taking faith seriously as a *way of getting to the truth*, and not, say,
just as a way people comfort themselves and each other (a worthy function
that I do take seriously). But you must not expect me to go along with
your defence of faith as a path to truth if at any point you appeal to the
very dispensation you are supposedly trying to justify. Before you appeal
to faith when reason has you backed into a corner, think about whether you
really want to abandon reason when reason is on your side."
[Daniel C. Dennett "Darwin's Dangerous Idea"]


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