Friday, August 06, 2010

Hitchens' Presumption of Meaning

Came across this article over at Stand to Reason's blog.

Atheism is unlivable in practice. The atheist asserts a single, lower-story universe, but lives his life in the upper-story world of meaning, purpose, and values.

1 comment:

xn--hrfn-woa said...

This piece contains about as much insight as you would expect a pair of chauvinistic Christians to have about the beliefs and thoughts of a well-educated, thoughtful atheist.

That "any objective transcendent meaning to life or its events is utterly illusory" does not mean that it cannot have subjective meaning (or purpose or values).

That you think that "Atheism is unlivable in practice" simply further demonstrates the depth of your egocentricity. (And no, nothing in your blog to date offers any evidence that your being an atheist-who-converted-to-Christianity gives you any insight whatsoever into how atheists-who-are-happy-not-converting think.)

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"