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”
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”
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”
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.
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”