Atheism is Like Driving at Night with Sunglasses ~ BitterSweetLife

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Atheism is Like Driving at Night with Sunglasses

Part three of the Douglas Wilson vs. Christopher Hitchens debate is now up at CT. This Christianity vs. Atheism exchange is as enlightening as anything you could buy on the subject, not to mention very entertaining, as Wilson persists in capping off his arguments with metaphors and one-liners.

I am quite prepared to cheerfully grant (and not for the sake of the argument) that you are my intellectual superior. But our discussion is not about who has more horsepower under his intellectual hood—the point of discussion is whether your superior car is on the right road. A fast car can be a real detriment on a dark night when the bridge is out. And you insist on continuing to wear the sunglasses of atheism.

Go get it. And if you're coming to this debate late, here are the first two parts: 1 2



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5 comments:

NO'K said...

"Atheism is Like Driving at Night with Sunglasses"

So it's like Blues Brothers, rockstar cool? Outstanding! Atheists be stylin' jack.

Ariel said...

Sure, man. And also, they only eat white bread, toasted.

Ched said...

A fast car can be a real detriment on a dark night when the bridge is out. And you insist on continuing to wear the sunglasses of atheism.

An effective metaphor. I've heard good things about Wilson's approach.

gymbrall said...

So it's like Blues Brothers, rockstar cool? Outstanding! Atheists be stylin' jack.

It's just like that, except, at the end of the movie, they, y'know, go to hell...

That, and the credits only list one name (in three parts)

Sherry said...

I'm not as smart as Hitchens or WIlson, and of course, Hitchens would say I'm biased. However, it seems to me that Doug Wilson, so far, is asking the right questions, in the tradition of my hero, C.S. Lewis, and Hithens is failing to answer the questions in any coherent manner.

 

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