My favorite journal, New Scientist, who a scientist friend of mine calls, “The People Magazine of Science,” has its God Issue out here in March. I can’t wait to get it. But until then, here’s a great OpEd piece that touches on the highlights, which include:
– An article about the idea of indoctrination being false as we are hard wired for belief.
– One about how religion helps people be moral.
– And another about how atheists are victims of discrimination.
– And finally, an article about the distinction between religion and theology — “This is a call for those who aspire to a secular society to approach it rationally – which means making more effort to understand what they are dealing with. Religion is deeply etched in human nature and cannot be dismissed as a product of ignorance, indoctrination or stupidity. Until secularists recognise that, they are fighting a losing battle.”
My subscription ran out again, so after I run out and buy it, I’ll have more to say. Wheeee!