Difference between revisions of "2006-12-29 God's Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends"

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<let name=data index=Title>God's Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends</let>
<let name=data index=Text>&ldquo;As someone who has spent the last few years publicly criticizing [[religion]], I have become quite familiar with how people of faith rise to the defense of [[God]]. As it turns out, there aren’t a hundred ways of doing this. There appear to be just three: either a person argues that a specific [[religion is true]], or he argues that [[religion is useful]], or he simply [[atheism is bad|attacks atheism]] as intolerant, elitist, irrational, or otherwise worthy of contempt. Any conversation between atheists and believers is liable to fall into one or more of these ruts, or lurch back and forth between them:&rdquo; Harris proceeds to discuss and answer each of these three claims.</let>
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<let name=data index=Text>&ldquo;As someone who has spent the last few years publicly criticizing [[religion]], I have become quite familiar with how people of faith rise to the defense of [[God]]. As it turns out, there aren't a hundred ways of doing this. There appear to be just three: either a person argues that a specific [[religion is true]], or he argues that [[religion is useful]], or he simply [[atheism is bad|attacks atheism]] as intolerant, elitist, irrational, or otherwise worthy of contempt. Any conversation between atheists and believers is liable to fall into one or more of these ruts, or lurch back and forth between them:&rdquo; Harris proceeds to discuss and answer each of these three claims.</let>
 
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