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Who are the closed-minded?

Often the person with spiritual convictions is seen as close-minded and others are seen as open-minded. What is fascinating to me is that at the center of the Christian faith is the assumption that this life isn’t all there is. 87 more words

Christianity

Materialism cannot account for morality

…if there isn’t any God to issue commandments to us, then why think that we have any moral duties? On the atheistic view, human being don’t seem to have any moral obligations to one another. 142 more words

Atheism

Engels on the exaltation of man

So much is certain: comparative physiology gives one a withering contempt for the idealistic exaltation of man over the other animals. At every step one is forced to recognise the most complete uniformity of structure with the rest of the mammals, and in its main features this uniformity extends to all vertebrates and even – in a less distinct way – to insects, crustaceans, tapeworms, etc. 145 more words

Dialectical Materialism

The Prophets are Falling

One by one the great prophets of materialism have been shown to be false prophets and have fallen aside. Marx and Freud have lost their scientific standing. 110 more words

Evolution

Something Beyond

I see myself immersed in the depths of human existence and standing in the face of the ineffable mystery of the world and of all that is. 91 more words

God

Without Faith

Without faith, there’d be nothing but indifferent material forces at work. It’s only when the idea of events having an author is introduced that the universe becomes cruel, as opposed to merely heavy, or fast-moving, or prone to unpredictable acceleration.

― Francis Spufford

Atheism