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NWR Issue 98

Paul Griffiths responds to Michael Nath's piece on atheism in NWR 98

Winter NWR arrived today, haven't read it all yet. Pleasing as ever, and some very fine poetry.

I write mainly because I much appreciate Michael Nath's article. Noticeably, he tends to place god/religion in the realm of the fictional-imaginative. I don't think this wrong but perhaps it omits something about the struggle and tension that perhaps many people face. (RST as a fine-to-blatant example of that.) About Dawkins, he is not wrong. One way to think about Dawkins' limitations, as a significant aside to the main argument, is that the late Stephen Jay Gould was both a more sophisticated writer as well as scientist, and far far the wiser of the two.

Read a taster of Michael Nath's piece in the current issue, 'On Atheism and Character' here or better still, read the piece by downloading the whole issue as an app for ipad, smart phone or on your PC: NWR 98 app


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