Monday, 23 March 2009


"In pulpits all around the country, terms like "soul" and "eternal salvation" are used in ways which are inevitably taken to refer to just the kind of notions that Hume briskly and decisively undermines. Humean doublespeak now has another form: it is the the intellectual clergy rather than atheist philosophers who are disguising the extent to which what they believe undermines traditional religion."
Part VII of my series Hume On Religion at Comment is Free Belief