A rare interview in today’s Guardian with the author of Gilead, Housekeeping and now Home, includes this lovely quote regarding Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens:
“[Dawkins] acts as if the physical world that is manifest to us describes reality exhaustively. I’m not impressed with the quality of [his] writing, or of Christopher Hitchens’ writing. If you are up to speed on subjects that they raise, questions come crashing to mind. A lot of Christian extremism has done a great deal to discredit religion; the main religious traditions have abandoned their own intellectual cultures so drastically that no one has any sense of it other than the fringe.
“These people that attack religion are not attacking any sort of informed cultural sense of religion. They are attacking the crudest.”
I suppose it’s that hope of an intellectually and culturally informed Christianity that keeps me searching and writing.
In pursuit of that, I’m going to be starting a short series on some of the implications that many-dimensional physics might have to faith. First post Monday. Spread the word 😉