Philosopher Daniel Dennett was one of the stars of the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne and gave a brilliant and whimsical talk on defining the atheist...
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You might be an Atheist if you listen to all of this........enjoy
We all read and cite quotes by Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris on a regular basis. But Horseman number four should be appreciated just as much. Dennett has wisdom behind his well-reasoned arguments. While he is a serious academic he is also an accomplished public speaker.
First 4 Horsemen talk in 2007
Second one in 2012
Wonderful! Shared it over to my FB page. Several good points, a few I have made over the years. The point of making mandatory Compairative Religion classes, seems a must to me. Sadly I have only had one such class in my education history, I can feel the absence of a deeper understanding at times.
Hi James – I once attended a lecture of his and he mentioned that very point. He was all for teaching the history of all religions equally so children would grow up with a greater tolerance and respect for people who think differently. He called it teaching the “4 R’s”, religion being the fourth.
I did take a 'Philosophy of Religion' class once. It was a great class, and very lay back, except for the local evangelists grand standing, matched to some guys in my SOS group. I had a habit of openning a very loud can of V-8 in the back that sounded like someone opening a cold one, as the prof. walked in to start. Got my A anyway...LOL
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