Sunday 16 May 2010

Reason in Motion

Islam & non-Muslims

"The intellectual - and thereby the rational - foundation of Islam results in the average Muslim having a curious tendency to believe that non-Muslims either know that Islam is the truth and reject it out of pure obstinacy, or else are simply ignorant of it and can be converted by elementary explanations; that anyone should be abe to oppose Islam with a good conscience quite exceeds the Muslims' powers of imagination. . . ."

Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) Swiss religious philospher and Sufi.

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Intelligent Design is an oxymoron

Excellent critique by Michael Ruse in the Guardian of Stephen Fuller's lengthy defence of intelligent design theory "Is intelligent design bad theology".

"It is not a question of being an atheist or not. In the nineteenth century, even those who thought that there could be no natural explanation of organic origins realized that the appeal to divine intervention takes one out of science."