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Book review: The Sacred Depths of Nature

Some time ago I noted that there were at least two kinds of atheist (see Varieties of irreligious experience). Some, like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, regard religion as the enemy. Others, of whom Ursula Goodenough is one, love religion and seek to find common ground between spirituality and science. The Sacred Depths of Nature is an eloquent attempt to provide a reconciliation. The review is available here.

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John Floyd on :

I read this book several years ago. I was glad to find another non-christian who nevertheless enjoyed the experience of hearing and singing traditional christian music in a church service. Undoubtedly the music resonates with our early church experiences as youths. I don't mind having to attend church with some of my christian friends and relatives for that reason; though I usually carry on a private, silent debate with the clergy during the sermon.

By the way, Richard Dawkins was interviewed on NPR radio today. Nothing new, but one might enjoy hearing the passion in his voice. You can stream todays interview at : http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9180871 Click "listen"

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