Today I was thinking about philosophy... the love of wisdom.
As I googled around, I became quite depressed as it seems in order to be a philosopher today, it is necessary to be an atheist.
But I puttered a bit more and came upon a refreshing thinker (who is an atheist) and I encourage you to check out The Philosopher's Beard at philosophersbeard.org.
He rightly explained that today's atheist is really an evangelical atheist -- a believer in the creed of atheism. I was delighted to discover I am not the only person in the world who is drowning in 'isms.'
AND ... the author of this Blog writes essays - a delight!
Here is an excerpt from the April 2014 essay entitled, "Why I am not an atheist"
Quoted from the philosophersbeard.org Blog:
New Atheism's scientism may be explicable, even understandable, as the kind of reactionary position one falls into, exhausted, after endless rounds of debating evolution with creationists. Nevertheless it is a very silly posture to end up in: a defensive crouch. Just because the natural sciences disprove many claims by religionists about how the world works doesn't mean that only the natural sciences can speak truth. It doesn't mean that one can actually get along with just the objective knowledge of matter in motion provided by physics, or determine the moral status of foetuses with the findings of developmental biology alone. Rejecting the broad but blinkered understanding of the world provided by religion only to lock oneself into the deep but narrow perspective provided by science doesn't seem particularly rational to me. Even most philosophers of science - who still think physics is awesome - have long since dropped this worshipful attitude towards the scientific method.
The best colour for today is a Daniel Smith's "Undersea Green." Although I often find myself "drowning in isms," the transparency of the green lets me see some hope through the murk.