The ‘Scales of Doubt’ Quiz

The ‘Scales of Doubt’ Quiz *this is rather old but I like it. Taken from NPR article about Doubt the book.* Answer “Yes,” “No,” or “Not Sure” to the following: 1. Do you believe that a particular religious tradition holds accurate knowledge of the ultimate nature of reality and the purpose of human life? 2.Continue reading “The ‘Scales of Doubt’ Quiz”

Symbolic Immortality

From: Carlo Strenger’s article You’d better believe it: Daniel Dennett argues that many religious people don’t truly believe. But though I sympathise, it’s a case of wishful thinking Hopefully enough of a clipping to understand where I’m going with my thoughts. What is Dennett’s problem, then? Why can’t he accept the facts, even though heContinue reading “Symbolic Immortality”

The God Delusion – first thoughts

So with all the talk and thoughts about atheism this last week, I thought I should actually read the God Delusion. While I’m only a little ways in, I thought I should make some comments. Dawkins brings up some very good points about organized religion and how it seems to get a free pass inContinue reading “The God Delusion – first thoughts”

Belief in Belief: Interesting Discussion

I’ve been reading and writing a lot on religion/philosophy/existence etc over the last couple days, and as a result of such, my brain is just bouncing around with arguments and thoughts. In the moments before I’m fully awake or asleep my brain auto pilots strange explanations for a God. This morning I woke up toContinue reading “Belief in Belief: Interesting Discussion”