the religion of a cat

religion of a cat

People ask me my religion. My answer is often this, “I follow whatever religion the cat follows.” When people ask the cat the same question, the cats answer is often, “mieow.” Cats became experts in ‘being cats’ by ‘being cats.’ Doing things that ‘cats do’ – successfully -, which eventually culimanted in consecutive successful generations of a feline species that …

Dan Dennett at his best.  1

Dan Dennett at his best. 

In this interview with Bill Moyers, Dan Dennett delivers a sharp and clear synthesis of a library of evolutionary, anthropological and psychological research on the origin and spread of religion. Composer John Adams Mythologist Joseph Campbell Dan Dennett @ wikipedia The Clergy Project

The Great Forgetting

I wonder if you’ve ever considered how strange it is that the educational and character-shaping structures of our culture expose us but a single time in our lives to the ideas of Socrates, Plato, Euclid, Aristotle, Herodotus, Augustine, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Descartes, Rousseau, Newton, Racine, Darwin, Kant, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Schopenhauer, Goethe, Freud, Marx, Einstein, and dozens of others of the same …