Saturday, October 07, 2006
religion = stupid
We're into week 2 in mayBe of opening ourselves up to our fiercest critics [real. potential or imagined]. This week Martin Amis [see last post] and Richard Dawkins ["bad ideas, useless ideas, waste of time ideas like rain dances and other religious customs, will also be passed down the generations - the child brain is very susceptible to this kind of infection" interview with Salon.com] Ouch. But actually the consensus in our conversation seems to be that our spirituality/religion is not sustained by evidence. We would have dumped the whole thing a long time ago if that were true. But somehow we seem to keep on being found by the brilliant-unsettling-mystery-that-is-God. Tomorrow we're in the park for our Eucharist. Jim's got this idea for throwing leaves in the air and watching them fall.