Monday, December 04, 2006

In defense of religion

I loved this article by fellow UPI columnist. Ben Daniel is one of my favorite writers there and this article specifically addresses those "new atheists" led by Dawkins. You'll enjoy it.

Here's a taste:
It is true that religion has earned a well-deserved bad reputation for inspiring humans to wage cruel warfare upon one another, but science has enabled us to kill with unimaginable ferocity, and there is nothing particular to science that inspires the forgiveness and reconciliation necessary to make peace. That's the work of religion.