Religion: God v. Grab Bag

A lot of intellectuals are turning religious, but they are not necessarily turning to God, says Harvard's Philosophy Professor Morton White in the current Confluence (an international quarterly published by Harvard). Most do not believe "the simple, old-fashioned declarative statement of theology, God exists," but merely that "one ought, or that it is good to be religious." This shift from theological arguments about God's existence to arguments merely about the usefulness of being religious, continues White, "is the history of the philosophy of religion in our time . . .

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