Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The President of the Southern Baptist Seminary has written a genuinely fair and balanced consideration of Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong, in A Tale of Two Atheists...
[Armstrong] makes statements that amount to elegant nonsense. Consider this: "In the ancient world, a cosmology was not regarded as factual but was primarily therapeutic; it was recited when people needed an infusion of that mysterious power that had -- somehow -- brought something out of primal nothingness: at a sickbed, a coronation or during a political crisis." So she would have us to believe that, in centuries past, cosmology was merely therapy. She simply makes the assertion and moves on. Will anyone believe this nonsense?