John B Hodges's Blog – November 2011 Archive (2)

Atheism and Honesty

Tom Jacobs has an article on AlterNet: Why Are People Still Afraid of Atheism?


The major point of the article is that atheists are less trusted because they don't believe that they are constantly watched by supernatural enforcers of social norms. 

I suggest this reply:…


Added by John B Hodges on November 25, 2011 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Crucial quote from Thomas Paine about "revelation"

From THE AGE OF REASON, Part 2, section 20, by Thomas Paine:


Revelation then, so far as the term has relation between God and man, can only be applied to something which God reveals of his will to man; but though the power of the Almighty to make such a communication is necessarily admitted, because to that power all things are possible, yet the thing so revealed (if anything ever was revealed, and which, bye the bye, it is impossible to prove), is revelation to the person…


Added by John B Hodges on November 25, 2011 at 8:23am — 2 Comments



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