Tuesday, February 01, 2005
'Atheism and Children' by Natalie Angier
Ever wondered how an atheist brings up their children? You can find the answer in this highly impassioned lecture by Natalie Angier, Atheism and children. During the lecture, she makes the statement that atheism, to her, means essentially 'an ongoing devotion to exploration, a giving of pride of place to evidence.' A question: isn't this compatible with the very best of Christianity? There are some interesting points in Angier's lecture. But like so much writing from atheists, it seems to be responding to an anti-intellectual, caricatured brand of Christianity -- something we might all object to as Christians. But a good thinker is going to evaluate something on the basis of the best examples one can find. How would you characterise the best form of Christianity?