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… Continue Reading religion of a catRead More religion of a cat
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 http://bit.ly/Us4NWp Mythologist Joseph Campbell http://bit.ly/1epLzuo Dan Dennett @ wikipedia http://bit.ly/1aUcBro The Clergy Project http://clergyproject.org/Read More Dan Dennett at his best.
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… Continue Reading The Great ForgettingRead More The Great Forgetting
The beginning of our story isn’t difficult to find. Every schoolchild learns that our story began about 10,000 years ago with the Agricultural Revolution. Continue Reading Our Religions: Are they the Religions of Humanity ItselfRead More Our Religions: Are they the Religions of Humanity Itself