Aren’t atheists strangely unsuspicious people?

[…] People usually think the problem is how to reconcile what we now know about the size of the universe with our traditional ideas of religion. That turns out not to be the problem at all. The real problem is this. The enormous size of the universe and the insignificance of the earth were known for centuries, and no one ever dreamed that they had any bearing on the religious question. Then, less than a hundred years ago, they are suddenly trotted out as an argument against Christianity. And the people who trot then out carefully hush up the fact that they were known long ago. Don’t you think that all you atheists are strangely unsuspicious people?

C. S. Lewis, Religion and Science, in Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces, p. 145-146
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2 thoughts on “Aren’t atheists strangely unsuspicious people?

  1. baselfasel says:

    “Nietzsche can only be an embarrassment for atheists today. Worse, they can’t help dimly suspecting they embody precisely the kind of pious freethinker that Nietzsche despised and mocked: loud in their mawkish reverence for humanity, and stridently censorious of any criticism of liberal hopes.”
    – John Gray, The Ghost at the Atheist Feast

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