As a secular person who does not have deities as part of the context of my life, I still am trying to come to grips with what religion and the “mythos” it is based on is all about. Click on the title to read the piece.
Thoughts on Many Religious Paths – We need a new covenant between tolerant belief systems
Got Mythos? – Reading Karen Armstrong’s book, The Case for God, and accepting a balance between mythos and logos
The Forgotten Mythos of Reason – The metaphysical origins of this type of principled thought
A Secular Hummanist Comes to Grip with the Bible – Looking at the various “editors” who scholars think compiled the books of the Torah
Browse & Ye Shall Find – The Internet as a virtual religious institution
Religion is not the Problem, Patriarchy Is – How an earlier ideology hijacked the great religions
American Calvin – Looking at the principles of Calvinism that have had such an impact on American history and thought
Duck & Cover, Heaven & Hell – Coming to grips with not believing in god in fourth grade during the Cuban Missle Crisis
Seeking the Essence of Unitarian-Universalism – Reacting to a piece criticizing UUism for being more about freedom than love
Constantine’s Sword: It’s the Patriarchy Stupid – My thoughts on liberal Catholic James Carroll’s historical analysis of the reasons for Christian antisemitism thru the centuries and how that seeded a ground of separation and hate that made the Holocaust possible, if not inevitable.
Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury’s great story of a kid’s summer vacation filled with all the magic and metaphors of real life.