Friday, July 07, 2006

The undeath of God?

In a bit of public projection, a "lapsed atheist" is writing a book on how atheism is on the decline.

...he finds faith in the deity alive and vigorous. Why did the apostles of atheism fail so spectacularly? [...] Politically discredited and imaginatively exhausted, atheism has been forced into an astonishing retreat before advancing Pentecostal preachers and Christian fabulists.

If this is true—and I do not have the ability to gauge enough of humanity to know for sure—then it would seem to me to be easily explained: Those who control the medium control the message.

1 Comments:

At Saturday, 26 August, 2006, Blogger Chris Spencer said...

Those who control the medium control the message.

I'm not sure what you mean by this. Granted, McGrath is a Christian, but his book doesn't sound like a polemic against atheism. In fact, he acknowledges the rise of agnosticism and securalism in Europe. And of course, latest polls show a 105% increase of non-religious people since 1990.

 

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