Adam Gopnik: When did faith start to ...

Adam Gopnik: When did faith start to fade?

There are 7 comments on the The New Yorker story from Feb 9, 2014, titled Adam Gopnik: When did faith start to fade?. In it, The New Yorker reports that:

In Tom Stoppard's 1970 play "Jumpers," the philosopher hero broods unhappily on the inexorable rise of the atheist: "The tide is running his way, and it is a tide which has turned only once in human history.

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NightSerf

Knoxville, TN

#1 Feb 10, 2014
An old prison song goes like this:

I'm goin' home, boys
Cryin' won't make me stay
My time is up
Throw these chains away.

This can be thought of as a metaphor for life on earth, but it can also represent freedom from oppressive ideologies, one of the most oppressive of which is religion.

Who would willingly submit to those shackles a send time.

Not me!

“I am the great an powerful Ny!”

Since: Dec 06

Lebanon, PA

#2 Feb 11, 2014
When did faith start to fade?
About the same time people learned to look up the word bullshit in the dictionary.
Richardfs

Merrylands, Australia

#3 Feb 11, 2014
llDayo wrote:
When did faith start to fade?
About the same time people learned to look up the word bullshit in the dictionary.
Yep, a good education will kill religion.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#4 Feb 11, 2014
llDayo wrote:
When did faith start to fade?
About the same time people learned to look up the word bullshit in the dictionary.
lmao!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#5 Feb 11, 2014
Gov. Mcdonald of Va..'all the other Govs are taking bribes too' lol! what an idiot
NightSerf

Knoxville, TN

#6 Feb 12, 2014
swedenforever wrote:
Gov. Mcdonald of Va..'all the other Govs are taking bribes too' lol! what an idiot
Soo-weee-i-e-i-o...

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#7 Feb 15, 2014
Religion will always exist as long as their are uneducated and gullible people to follow, and dishonest leaders who use it as a short cut to the unholy trinity of religion: money, sex and power.

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