Just a quickie for today: The Irish Times just published a letter in which the writer expresses a kind of good will towards atheists.
One sincerely hopes that Joe Humphreys is correct in his suggestion that a new, more reasonable form of atheism may be beginning to emerge, from the creed’s Irish adherents (Arts Ideas, October 26th). Those of us from the Catholic intellectual tradition would certainly welcome such a development. Because there are undoubtedly large areas of agreement on many important ethical issues.
Ah yes, the spirit of camaraderie, atheists and Catholics agreeing on important ethical issues…