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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Dr. Eco and Atheism

Actually, Steve, it seems that Dr. Eco is not an atheist. He's most likely agnostic.

You're right, of course. I should probably have used the term, "humanist," although Dr. Eco has described himself as an atheist in earlier works and discussions with Catholic clergy. I think he probably came to the realization, as every honest person will, that atheism is a religion that requires faith to sustain.


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