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Sun Jan 15, 2012, 06:24 PM

2. This is simply shifty language-

In these lectures I argue that these claims are not linguistic contradictions, as they are often taken to be, but fundamental insights into what a religion really is.

Religionists see the beauty of god in all creation.
Physicists will see it as a lovely equation.

We cannot square these two things.

I see the beauty of nature, but this is not a religion.
A religion starts with supposed truth and looks for evidence.

"How, then, can we defend a religious attitude if we cannot rely on a god? In the first lecture I offer a godless argument that moral and ethical values are objectively real: They do not depend on god, but neither are they just subjective or relative to cultures. They are objective and universal. In the second lecture I concentrate on Einsteinís own religion: his bewitchment by the universe".

I think they are subjective and relative to cultures. Lots of pretty talk.

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