Dogmas of Reason

Our age's outright attack on God may just be a reactionary response from an "ideology of reason" that imitates the dogmatic methods it is critical of, says The Spectator.

Our age's outright attack on God may just be a reactionary response from an "ideology of reason" that imitates the dogmatic methods it is critical of, says The Spectator. "Take those scientists who promote not science but scientism—the belief that science can deal with every aspect of existence. The scorn and vituperation they heap upon religious believers is fathomless. And yet their materialism leads them to say things which are just... well, nutty."

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