Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Do you want to do good? Join a church!

Do you want to good in the world?  Join a church.  At least that's what Dan Dennett of the "New Atheists" thinks you should do.  And I quote:

"Churches are great for moral teamwork…in a way it is a sad reflection on secular institutions that people in large parts of this country.  The good news is they want to lead good lives, they want to do good… and they look around…the only way they can see to do a lot of good is by joining a church. So they join a church because that is the only institution in their neighborhood where they think they can do good works and they’re right!  That’s all good.  And I say so."  -Daniel Dennett recorded on February 16, 2020 in Albrecht Auditorium source.

Of course, not all of what professor Dennett had to say was affirming of religion or theology, but these gracious words are very good indeed.

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