Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Life is tough - and then you die

Anthony Esolen comments on atheist arguments by Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

On Dawkins:
Mr. Dawkins' principal reasons for believing that the world is a bad job can be expressed simply enough: animals eat other animals, and people die. That these things are not news to peasant Christians seems not to occur to him. If I live in Monday and have to die on Tuesday, that fact alone seems sufficient to pronounce the world bad. One might as well ask whether, though I should have to die on Tuesday, my getting to live on Monday is not sufficient to pronounce the world good. ....
And, after commenting on Esolen's post, Wonders for Oyarsa points us to an interview he had at "A Christian and an Atheist" on the book of Job.

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: It's a Bad Bad Bad Bad World, Wonders For Oyarsa: An Atheist Interviews Me on the Book of Job

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