Friday August 30th 2013 Tim
If I consider a definition of the word
Religion, it invariably results in some sort of nonsense that combines
"all knowing," "Intelligent," "Creator," with the words "bigot,"
"irrational," "unquestioning," "cohesion" and "cretinous." And it
all ends up not reflecting my thinking about the word Religion in any
way, shape or form.
I prefer to think of Religion as
using the word "believe," with all its fragilities, to combine with
idea, in a manner that acts upon the mind as a "balm" from the horror and
happiness, the joy and frustration, that arises from the often desperately
inconsolable fact of being alive and present. Why the word "balm" might piss
any one off, I do not know, because mathematics is also a "balm."