Why Evolution Is True

I’m reading a wonderful anti-religious book by Walter Kaufmann called The Faith of a Heretic. (Doubleday, New York, 1961). Kaufmann (1921-1980) was a colorful character and a polymath who knew tons about philosophy and theology. Raised as a Lutheran, he converted to Judaism at age 11 and subsequently rejected all faith, becoming an atheist and then a well known philosopher who taught at Princeton most of his career. His specialty was Nietzsche but he ranged over much modern philosophy. I’d never heard of him before, and came across the book by accident, but I’m sure some readers know of him.

Kaufmann’s book is a no-nonsense critique of religion and theology, scathing in only the way someone who has been on the inside could be (viz., Dan Barker and John Loftus), with the added panache of philosophical sophistication. Kaufmann is erudite and clearly expert on many brands of theology, including the…

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