Bishop of Oxford | Science does not challenge my faith – it strengthens it


This is a surprisingly (to me) good article by Bishop Harries. A taste of the piece (be sure to read it all):

Yet for all the polemic and literary fireworks, all this remains a show to watch rather than a serious engagement with the truth. This is because of four fundamental failures.

First, these writers focus exclusively on the worst examples and excesses of religion. Daniel Dennett, for example, seems to have a bible-belt fundamentalist built into his mind with whom he is continually arguing. A good rule of intellectual debate is that you should try to face your opponent’s strongest argument. Anybody can expose their weakest ones.

 

Leave a Reply