William Egginton


On his book In Defense of Religious Moderation

Cover Interview of July 10, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Religious fundamentalism can only take hold in a modern society like our own.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Fundamentalists and atheists do not even represent truly opposing positions—unlike the moderately religious they are unified by their implicit belief in the code of codes.”

On the second:

“The dependence of the brain on narrative reconstructions, values, and emotional responses for even the most neutral description and perception of reality utterly undermines the pretensions of either secularist absolutists or religious fundamentalists to having the ultimate take on what reality is.”