Two Poems

Silver skiesHalf-moon eyesA salt-sea air that waftsAnd caresses golden tressesThe day seeks not itself to saveIt gave itself for us to haveLet us do something brave. “…och du ger honom din längtans lätta slöja som ger fjärran blå.” A line from a poem by Edith Södergran You give him the light veil of your longingThat…

Logic in Arguments About Atheism II

“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” —Werner Heisenberg As a follow up to the last reflection, I wished to delve a little bit deeper in the question of evidence. How do we recognise evidence…

Logic in arguments about atheism

Part II is here. “A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” —Lord Francis Bacon of Verulam How can Bacon make such a statement without insulting the intelligence of the likes of Sartre, Camus, Hume, Engel, John Stuart Mill, Nietzsche, John Rawls, Bertrand Russell? Indeed,…