Through a Glass Darkly » Man vs. God? The Wall Street Journal on Faith vs. Science
The Wall Street Journal recently featured essays by Richard Dawkins and comparative religion scholar Karen Armstrong titled “Man vs. God: Two Prominent Thinkers Debate Evolution, Science and the Role of Religion.” Dawkins’ contribution was his usual blend of scientism and utter misapprehension of theology. Armstrong’s supposed defense of theism was even worse. According to Armstrong, religion is [only] valuable because it makes us feel nice.
What a shame that the Journal didn’t find space for the many contemporary — and ancient — thinkers who have endeavored to take both science and faith seriously. It seems that neither Dawkins nor Armstrong realize that the problem of evil was not invented by contemporary science. Great Jewish and Christian minds have wrestled with it for millennia. Contemporary theologians continue this tradition and extend it to our amazing knowledge of natural history.
(tags: atheism error science evolution)