Monday, March 28, 2005

More atheism

Here is an interesting article about strong and weak atheism. Peter Pike responds to atheism by arguing that atheism leaves one without purpose and without anyway to assert a moral perspective. I don't know that a self-determined purpose is not viable. A moral perspective could also be argued according to a utilitarian perspective. As the About.com article suggests, strong atheism has a certain burden of proof that comes from its assertions about the impossibility of the existence of God. It seems to me that atheists tend to pick a mythic, Christian conception of God. But such a conception is not the only way one might imagine God to be. Hmmm...OK. Here's a general overview of philosophy of religion: philosophyofreligion.info. Good stuff.