When I reached intellectual maturity and began to ask myself whether I was an atheist, a theist, or a pantheist; a materialist or an idealist; Christian or a freethinker; I found that the more I learned and reflected, the less ready was the answer; until, at last, I came to the conclusion that I hadContinue reading “Agnostic or Free Thinker?”
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”
with Killing the Buddha. From Christian, for All Intents and Purposes: I believe in reading sacred texts the way rabbinic father Ben Bagbag taught his students to read Torah: “Turn it over and over…And reflect upon it and grow old and worn in it.” I believe in poet Naomi Shihab Nye’s search for “the wordsContinue reading “Falling in love…”
Clippings from different Wikipedia pages. Highlighting and posting things that intrigued me or sounded true to my ideas of God. Give me a break on the whole Wikipedia as a bad source crap… its a fast and easy way to browse information and flag things for further study. Divine Simplicity in Jewish Thought “Hear, OContinue reading “Divine Simplicity and Wikipedia Musings”
“The gods of the hills are not the gods of the valleys.” -Ethan Allen Further so, my god is not the same as your god. God is a personal experience.
“Then I checked into the Word of God (the Bible) seeing if I could find the author, and I discovered men wrote it. The same men who run churches and congress with the same frailties.”
Interesting snippets I underlined or marked. The entire book is interesting but these things must have stood out to me at the time. Page numbers refer to the paperback version of Karen Armstrong’s A History of God. “One of the reasons why religion seems irrelevant today is many of us no longer have the senseContinue reading “A History of God – Clippings”