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”
I think a little unsurety is good for the soul…. maybe.
I think its hard for someone who is part of a religious community to make a stand on one point. Organized religions are not just the beliefs but they also consist of a community. It seems like sometimes you have to accept ALL the aspects of a religion or quit/be kicked out. It looks likeContinue reading “Good for Him! Jimmy Carter stands up for women’s rights!”
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”
An interesting post at A Philosopher’s Blog: Can God Be Perfect if We Exist? Currently, we are discussing Spinoza in class. Spinoza presents a rather interesting view of God in that he, Spinoza, is a pantheist. On his view, everything is God. This view contrasts sharply with the usual monotheistic view in which God existsContinue reading “Can God Be Perfect if We Exist?”
While looking at Nathan Schneider’s blog I saw a link to his article on multiverse theory. Interesting. A multiverse means a different way of thinking about God, too. If a model like Linde’s is correct, the faithful can no longer point to the apparent fine-tuning of our universe as evidence for intelligent design with humanContinue reading “The Multiverse”
I watched Angel’s & Demons the other night… it was just as eye-rolling as the first Dan Brown book-to-movie blockbuster. I found this comment humorous. “Ewan McGregor portrays, to my knowledge, the first action-movie villain driven to his diabolical acts by an addiction to intelligent design theory.” Full review here.
“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.”