As one reader noted, any post that begins with a question is invariably answered “no.” This won’t be an exception. Science produces truth; religion doesn’t.
—religion may be a quest for the truth, but it has no way of finding the truth, or verifying what it claims to find. Our knowledge of what God is like has not advanced one iota over the ideas of the 1500s.
Really, can any theologian, philosopher, or scientist tell me anything about God now that we didn’t know 500 years ago? Then ask a scientist what we know now about science that we didn’t know in 1500.
Come on, readers, give me one example of a question that religion has answered to everyone’s satisfaction—one example of a “truth” found in religion’s quest for truth.
The dissing of New Atheism, and Richard Dawkins in particular, begins at about 5:20. Mulherin blames a lot of the rise of New Atheism on the media’s thirst for controversy, adding that New Atheism is a “religion” because “we’re on a crusade.” Is that weak analogy enough to convict us of religion? I don’t think so. These people don’t know the difference between superstition and vigorous efforts to rid the world of superstition!