I just came across a note I made in one of my Moleskines, probably from around 2007, in which I wrote the following:
Suppose I walk through a big city, using a map of that city. I arrive at a big square where there is a church. However, when I look at my city map, I see no church but only a large black cross.
Atheists and materialists like Dawkins, Harris, etc. are now actually arguing that there is no church, but that there is only a black cross. The church that I am seeing, is an illusion. In reality there is only a large black cross.
What they are doing in such a situation is confusing the map with reality.
I wonder whether anything changed since I wrote this note in 2007…