Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Religion and modernity

One of the richer threads of comments I have seen in a while belongs to this post of Alex Tabarrok.

I don't know the answers but the comments are posing the questions nicely.


At 6:51 PM, Blogger Martin said...

I liked this link. But isnt even that christianity has been part of the thrust. Isnt it better to think of it as the hand maiden of what the author calls modernity (I presume he really mean technology).

I dont know much about the Bible or the Koran but I do love the little bits of the Heifer (one book in the Koran) that Ive read. One gets the impression that their God truly is great.

At 11:29 PM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

Hmm - no I think he means a lot more than technology - I suspect liberal institutions, democratic institutions, human rights in constitutions, I would guess are among what he means. Of course you could find out by commenting at his site. It is a superb one and well worth following.


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