16 May 2007

Religion, politics, science and all that

Something that's incredibly close to my heart is disussions around where religion and science clash. There's tons to be said about this topic, and I'm both mentally and physically preparing myself to write large chunks on it in the not-so-distant future. I'd like to point whoever reads this to my starting point (which I have taken a long path to come to) which is a really good "chat" between british Bishop Harries and Richard Dawkins (Oxford University professor, and most famous atheist), both highlighting excelent points on both sides of the "debate." Of course, we're here witnessing two highly intelligent people, two who are very used to public discourse, and who are, in many ways, friends and share mutual respect for eachother. And needless to say, this is how these issues should be discussed;

1 comment:

  1. I saw this on SBS some weeks ago.

    It was interesting, though, to see one of the other parts where the interviewee calls the interviewer, with much irony, a fundamentalist.

    I enjoyed this doco very much, but couldn't help but feel that this aethiest is missing the point -- there doesn't need to be the fact vs. not-fact argument between science and religion.

    As I point out in one of my own blog posts, logos and mythos can and should survive in harmony.