Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A Series - Comments

My partner has given me a book, Science and Religion: Are They Compatible, edited by Paul Kurtz. We start off with Steven Weinberg in A Designer Universe? Two comments:

"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion"

"I am all in favor of a dialogue between science and religion, but not a constructive dialogue. One of the great achievements of science has been, if not to make it impossible for intelligent people to be religious, then at least to make it possible for them not to be religious. We should not retreat from this accomplishment."

Having read other works by Mr. Weinberg, I find his position comfortable. However, not holding a religious view (even among the liberal left) is still considered a little too weird.

Tracy

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