Daniel Dennett famously criticized “belief in belief” in the past: he pointed out that there are many things that many of us no longer believe, but that we still believe it to be good to believe in those things. Consider a series on The Guardian on the question of Should we believe in belief? But […]
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August 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments
May 16th, 2010 · No Comments
I spotted this on TED (autoplays) this morning: Viktor Frankl is a holocaust survivor and the author of Man’s Search for Meaning. Positive psychology ftw?
March 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Joss Whedon (the guy behind Dr Horrible and Firefly, and recently Dollhouse) on Humanists as “True Believers”: This clip is relevant to the recent discussion as he talks about “faith” and points out that it isn’t the enemy. In fact, “faith” is important, faith is something we have to embrace he says in a wonderful […]
October 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment
I can’t remember when exactly I watched the movie Wanted, but I do remember the two blog posts it inspired me to write. So here’s the first… Why is “you have to believe!” so pervasive in our culture? The “you have to believe!” meme appears to be hiding around every corner. Including Wanted, wherein the […]
March 4th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Found via a blog post on his blog, in this video of Peter Rollins, he shares an ancient Jewish parable about what it means to wrestle with scripture, what the tradition means to those that belong to the family. the essence, not that we find the right answer, but that we wrestle with the tradition […]
November 29th, 2007 · Enter your password to view comments.
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