Sunday, February 06, 2005
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
See the comments under "Doing the Right Thing." Anyone interested in pursuing this idea, please feel free to send me an e-mail or add your thoughts here, where we'll have a dedicated thread. My proposed title (the title of this post) may seem a bit unfair since Galileo's original "Dialogue" was rigged. Anyway, we can't escape the role of religion and non-religion in politics, political thought, culture and society. We need to have a discussion about it from a shared, progressive and liberal point of view, rather than accepting a dynamic in which liberalism and religion are perceived as enemies. At the same time, liberal people of faith and humanists need to discover their common ground, and figure out how to reduce or manage their areas of disagreement. I have found the most of the people I engage with here and elsewhere share these concerns. But I don't want to derail Stayin' Alive.