Friday, June 25, 2010

Why Religion Is Not Inherently Delusional

Antitheist celebrity author Richard Dawkins fashions theism a delusion and famously remarked that Antony Flew's adoption of theistic belief must be the consequence of dementia.

Psychologist Matt Rosano offers a nice response, noted in Science and Religion Today, under the title Why Religion Is Not Inherently Delusional.

We like his tidy comparison between religions that exist in community and delusions that are held by individuals.


JB in CA said...

It's Antony Flew not Anthony. It seems that everyone (including me) has made the same mistake. As I recall, I even saw it—of all places—in one of his obituaries.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

We had no idea that he was so cool and Continental.

JB in CA said...

Well, he was a philosopher, after all.