From eugenics to social Darwinism to some of the antitheistic
arguments of the new atheists, the name of science has been misused to cloak questionable ideas in a mantle of unassailable truth.
Abernathy was a well-known English surgeon and proponent of mind-body dualism, and Lawrence was his controversial student who advocated an antitheistic
materialism and mechanistic view of life similar to that espoused by Thelwall.
8) Thus Bertrand Russell bolsters this antitheistic
argument with the acid comment that "an omnipotent Being who created a world containing evil not due to sin must Himself be at least partially evil.
This poem, reflecting God as Lewis saw him in his antitheistic
days, a frightening controller, nonetheless foreshadows Lewis's eventual conversion: "the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England" (215).
It would, however, be a serious mistake to conclude that the sciences of human action and the policy derived from their teachings, liberalism, are antitheistic
and hostile to religion.
Given Blind's antitheistic
perspective, it is not surprising that the speaker's apocalyptic interpretation of the natural disaster is rendered suspect by the remainder of the poem.
33) Accordingly, Millian utilitarianism should be understood as a precursor of the more virulently antitheistic
ideological movements such as communism and revolutionary socialism, as well as a forerunner of the more benign manifestations of the same impulse, such as Fabian socialism, American Progressivism, and modern collectivist liberalism.
It was an epoch marked by a virulent antitheistic
campaign to clean the cultural slate of all Christian traces.
In addition, he published books on Honore de Balzac and the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and wrote The Anatomy of Negation (1886), a study of antitheistic
philosophies from earliest times.
The end of the eighties appeared to follow that old Nietzschean intuition: that our society is very religious but furiously antitheistic
Depending on the conduct of his opponent, he would alternately take the side of radical atheists such as Spinoza and Hobbes against the prudent dogmatism of the Aufklarer or launch a spirited defense of Christianity and tradition against the antitheistic
dogmatism of radical Enlightenment.
Both theories were antitheistic
, removing authority from God and placing it in the hands of human beings.