Darwinismo ateu

Achei esse trecho na revista First Things (que, se ninguém notou ainda, está na barra de notícias aí ao lado há uns dias):

The physicist Steve Barr tells the story of a lecture Daniel Dennett gave last year at the University of Delaware, in which he claimed that Darwin had shredded the credibility of religion and was, indeed, the very “destroyer” of God.

In the question session, a philosophy professor named Jeff Jordan suggested to Dennett: “If Darwinism is inherently atheistic, as you say, then obviously it can’t be taught in public schools.” “And why is that?” inquired Dennett, incredulous. “Because,” said Jordan, “the Supreme Court has held that the Constitution guarantees government neutrality between religion and irreligion.”

Dennett, looking as if he’d been sucker-punched, leaned back against the wall and said, after a few moments of silence, “clever.” After another silence, he came up with a reply: He had not meant to say that evolution logically entails atheism, merely that it undercuts religion.

O artigo todo é bem bom. No final das contas, as grandes tendências, crises, angústias etc etc, que os intelectuais enxergam no mundo não passam de sentimentos e vontades deles próprios, projetados nos outros. Todos nós projetamos sentimentos e vontades nos outros. O problema com os intelectuais é que, no caso deles, “os outros” são a humanidade inteira.

Também gostei do paradoxo de que o autor fala neste trecho, e da maneira como os artistas de teatro e os apresentadores de TV buscam desesperadamente se encaixar na condição de rebeldes e, para isso, precisam ridicularizar a religião:

In a certain sense, we’re getting all this new atheism because religion looks so powerful—and we’re also getting it because religion looks so weak. It’s safe and rewarding to bash Christianity: Comedy Central had a running skit about a woman who periodically has sex with a character named God, and nobody can gin up the outrage to make it stop. Let Bill Donahue and the Catholic League snarl as they will, the only people left in America with any strong sense of blasphemy against biblical revelation are artists and popular entertainers—people desperate, in other words, for some last bit of rebellion, some last frisson of transgression.

Outra coisa interessante é que, procurando pelo termo “Red America”, que aparece no texto, achei o verbete “red states and blue states“, no Answers.com (coisa de tradutor, mas que faz bem para o cérebro, eu garanto). Pois bem, “Red America” é a porção dos EUA que vota para os Republicanos. Veja o tamanho dessa porção e aprenda um pouco sobre os americanos:

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Por aqui, também temos nosso “Red Brasil”, né? Hahahaha!😦

~ by Evandro Ferreira on August 14, 2007.

One Response to “Darwinismo ateu”

  1. hauasushd…. red brasil que decadencia… agora virou só “the real thing” mesmo…
    posso linkar aqui?
    http://provas-da-existencia-de-deus.blogspot.com/
    abraços!

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