Saturday, January 7, 2017

16 - Religion in the New Millenium

A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.  - Carl Sagan
In this post:

Religion/Philosophy and Science should
be partners in humanity's search for its
role in the Universe.
Here are some thoughts on how Religion
must evolve to serve that purpose.
What do you think of these ideas?

1 comment :

  1. The argument of atheists is that, if there is a Creator or a God, there are no “pointless” evils. God has made a point of everthing.
    However, empirical observation suggests that there are in fact pointless evils. The disease that takes away a small child is a pointless evil. The Nazi Holocaust was a pointless evil no matter how it was “rationalised.” The actions of the shooter at Sandy Hook (and certainly the actions of Dylan Roof) are pointless evils.
    These would suggest that there is no deity, just random good and evil.

    The school of thought called Skeptical Theism posits that absence of evidence is not always evidence of absence. Some entities are such that their presence is expected to be detected, while with others, their presence is not expected to be detected.

    Q: How important is it for us to define Good and Evil?
    - W Bruno


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