On Saturday, March 16, 2013 6:41:58 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: > > On 3/16/2013 3:13 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > "For we must remember that the materialist philosophy (whether true or >> not) is certainly much more limiting than any religion. In one sense, of >> course, all intelligent ideas are narrow. They cannot be broader than >> themselves. A Christian is only restricted in the same sense that an >> atheist is restricted. He cannot think Christianity false and continue to >> be a Christian; the atheist cannot think atheism false and continue to be >> an atheist. >> >> But, as it happens, there is a very special sense in which materialism >> has more restrictions than spiritualismï¿½ The Christian is quite free to >> believe that there is a considerable amount of settled order and inevitable >> development in the universe, but the materialist is not allowed to admit >> into his spotless machine the slightest speck of spiritualism or miracle. >> The Christian admits that the universe is manifold and even miscellaneous, >> just as a sane man knows that he is complex. But the materialistï¿½s world >> is quite simple and solidï¿½ The materialist is sure that history has been >> simply and solely a chain of causationï¿½" >> > > Like most philosophers Chesterton did keep up on the science of his time > and so writes as though Lagrange was the last word. >
I think that this list shows that the view that "history has been simply and solely a chain of causation" is alive and well in the 21st century. Craig > Brent > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.