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3-25-2010 @ 8:54PM
I really, really enjoyed this read. Thanks for the heads up! I am a double major at University in both Religious Studies and Philosophy, so these articles always catch my attention on wow.com. I especially liked:"The horrendous question that always troubles me is, what if religion is factually false but necessary for human well-being? ... Maybe we will move to a time when we no longer make a distinction between belief and the suspension of disbelief. The difference between faith and fantasy might not have been very distinct in ancient times, and it's possible that we will move towards a time when instead of religion, people's hopes can be expressed in something that's acknowledged to be a fantasy but also, on some level, sort of real."Thank you!Very cool stuff.
3-25-2010 @ 9:15PM
Same here - I found that part, that quote, to be very, very interesting. I have really varied ideas about religion, partly due to personal reasons and partly due to not wanting to believe in things that can't be proven, and I really like the idea he's putting forth there. I want to be able to say, "Yes, I know it's not actually possible, but it's what I believe." Interesting way to go about it.
3-29-2010 @ 2:54PM
@Mused"I know that I can't fly, but I'd like to believe that I can." That's basically what you just said.Let's see how far that gets you when you try to jump off a building :\
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