Dennett on how religion offers an excuse to stop thinking

Dan Dennett talks about how religions in many cases offers an "goldenplated excuse to stop thinking" and that people have got to stop playing the "faith card...

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Comment by M.B. on August 1, 2011 at 9:52pm

To think, or not to think: that is the question

Comment by matt.clerke on August 1, 2011 at 11:36pm

Bottom line is that everyone needs to realise that faith alone is not a good enough reason to force others to do (or not do) something.

Comment by George Sterpka on August 2, 2011 at 5:22am

Faith IS PICKING OUR POCKETS.
Religion enjoys tax exempt status and that has to stop.
Religion needs to pay its way, since it has been the beneficiary of our 'Freedom of religion."

Comment by George Sterpka on August 2, 2011 at 5:24am

To think or not to think: the latter is religion.

Comment by Random Cairene on August 2, 2011 at 5:42am

Religion is the easy way ... thinking is the hard way

Comment by Great Dane on August 2, 2011 at 6:04am

It is funny to watch just how shocked the host seems to be by Dennetts opinions. It looks like his world is crumbling in front of him ha ha.

Comment by Robert Karp on August 2, 2011 at 9:20am

I think he started out strong, fumbled the middle and ended strong. However, his idea is correct and is a recurrent theme here and in most secular and atheist circles; Being faithful allows one and even requires one to suspend critical thinking. Plain and simple.

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