Wednesday, 2 September 2009
In today's climate, you're either religious or atheist. The debate has been polarised from shades of grey to black and white. The past few years, there has been an explosion of best sellers by the anti-God squad, namely Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Philip Pullman, Daniel Dennett and others. They have somewhat managed to claim both the moral and intellectual high grounds. On the other side, you have the religious gang, with prominent advocates like David Bentley Hart, Peter Harrison, Francis Collins and others. They fight back fiercely with direct critiques towards the anti-God squad members. Other than being entertaining, these very vocal opinions, together with the perceived dichotomy between religion and science, polarise the world on a level that has never been seen in history.