Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Daniel Radcliffe is an Atheist

Daniel Radcliffe, forever tagged as the talented actor who portrayed Harry Potter, is an atheist.  From an interview in Parade:
 Your dad is a Protestant from Ulster and your mom is English and Jewish. Were you raised in a particular religion?
"There was never [religious] faith in the house. I think of myself as being Jewish and Irish, despite the fact that I’m English. My dad believes in God, I think. I’m not sure if my mom does. I don’t. I have a problem with religion or anything that says, 'We have all the answers,' because there’s no such thing as 'the answers.' We’re complex. We change our minds on issues all the time. Religion leaves no room for human complexity."
Radcliffe is a sad casualty of postmodernism, the prevalent worldview in Western society today.  It is a viewpoint that celebrates doubt, champions uncertainty and ennobles pluralism.  This is why confessional Christianity is seen as intolerant: a faith that declares there are absolute moral truths and that people can know those truths is politically incorrect and considered rude, bigoted and ignorant.  Simply to take Jesus at his word when he said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me," (John 14:6b ESV) is today labeled extremist, fundamentalist and right-wing.

So be it.