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Letter: A Newton rebuttal


Thursday, December 14, 2017
A Newton rebuttal

“Atheism is so senseless … this did not happen by chance,” says Sir Isaac Newton, implying the existence of a divine planner. Trouble is, as great a scientist as he was, science has marched on and we need not rely on the supernatural to explain the operation of our solar system. Physics and astronomy does that quite nicely.

Please allow a rebuttal to his dubious insight about atheists with a quote from a freethinker.

“There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.” (Anne Nicol Gaylor, Freedom from Religion Foundation)

I would dearly like to see this quote posted as prominently as Sir Isaac’s.

I can provide more quotes from modern and historical freethinkers if the Monitor is so inclined to provide a challenge to religious thinking.

JACK SHIELDS

Penacook