Monday, October 23, 2006

Preview: the coming totalitarian secularism

Most people who are agnostic or apathetic about God are just that: they don't care, God's not important to their lives. There are plenty of people who are don't know or care to bother thinking about God who are fine persons (as fine as any of us can be). I knew several of these folks at dear ol' VU.

They are quite a contrast with people like Richard Dawkins, whose philosophy is a sort of evangelistic secularism that doesn't advocate a laissez-faire attitude toward faith, but an anti-faith stance.

It is Dawkins who says:
How much do we regard children as being the property of their parents? It's one thing to say people should be free to believe whatever they like, but should they be free to impose their beliefs on their children? Is there something to be said for society stepping in? What about bringing up children to believe manifest falsehoods?
In other words, is it time for society, i.e., the government, to step in and say, "No more 'indoctrinating' your children with 'manifest falsehoods'"?

Read the (sobering) article here.

FEELING: Resolved to advance the Gospel in the face of adversity
LISTENING TO: The sounds of the Cumberland library

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