Beyond Atheism

 Posted by on 9 January 2003 at 11:25 pm  Uncategorized
Jan 092003

David Jilk send me this amazing quote by John Searle from a section of his book Mind, Language and Society entitled “Beyond Atheism”:

I believe that something much more radical than a decline in religious faith has taken place. For us, the educated members of society, the world has become demystified. Or rather, to put the point more precisely, we no longer take the mysteries we see in the world as expressions of supernatural meaning…the result of this demystification is that we have gone beyond atheism to a point where the issue no longer matters in the way it did to earlier generations. For us, if it should turn out that God exists, that would have to be a fact of nature like any other.”


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