Month: August 2010

Conservatism in philosophy

Here’s a quotation from a piece by Gary Gutting, a philosopher of religion, as a prelude to a defense of faith: . . . when philosophers disagree it is only about specific aspects of the most subtle and sophisticated versions of arguments for and against God’s existence (for example, my colleague Alvin Plantinga’s modal-logic formulation Conservatism in philosophy

Freedom to offend

Like many nonbelievers, I find some aspects of religion absurd, even ridiculous. Sometimes the most appropriate response seems to be satire. I want to ridicule the bastards. If Catholic bishops enable child molestation while prancing around as “reverend fathers,” blaspheme them and their religion. If Muslim leaders demand obsequious respect toward their ignorant prophet, draw Freedom to offend