Put this on facebook last night after I'd had about 5 or 6 pints.
Been to pub. Interesting talking to students in there. The two guys I
was talking to gave the impression they were very much convinced that
the world as revealed by science is the correct one. They were talking
about the "enlightenment" etc, and seemed to be hostile towards any type
of religion or God. And the strong impression I got was that they
thought that their position was sensible, and indeed, obvious. That
they were smart, intelligent and educated.
think they've been sucked into thinking about the world in certain
ways, arguably in a comparable manner to what religious people have
been. Namely they've passively soaked up the prevailing "wisdom".
didn't say that! I just suggested that perhaps there might be some
creator of some description even if not corresponding to any organised
me a bit of a the cold shoulder after that. But then I was talking to
them later about the pubs near here, and what Grimsby, Lincoln, and
other places are like etc, and got on with them quite well. Moral of
all this is don't start talking about intellectual stuff to strangers!