25 Sep '12, 2am

Taking Atheism To The Next Level

Taking Atheism To The Next Level

It’s an unfortunate but increasingly difficult to ignore truth: progressives are ignorant, too. Not all progressives, all the time. But more than we’d like to think. More than can possibly be considered acceptable in a healthy sub-culture, let alone one with a stated aim of leading the world into a new enlightenment. Or even one with the humbler hope of living in that kind of world. Science fiction fans , for example. Science fictional folk are notoriously liberal: both readers and writers. Roddenberry’s Star Trek envisioned a world of diplomacy first with starship battles (as frequent as they appeared to be) as a last resort, equality as a rule rather than a hard-won exception, and learning as a joy rather than a chore. He imagined that the future could only get better — but through science and humanist values rather than laissez faire capitalism or religious conviction. ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/enlightenment-has-no-end-poin...

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