The sacred texts of the world’s religions may be used as rich sources of ideas, but brandishing them as above criticism and then celebrating the “faith” with which one excuses oneself from defending them is an abuse of religious freedom.
Archive for January, 2009
Books and songs and movies that gave an impact work because they motivate us to take action, not because they tell us exactly what to do.
Went to this event and stood near the entrance, barely able to see the powerppint slides. It was pretty good. Main premise – stop thinking about free will as a magical non-physical force that directs behavior and start thinking about it as the ability to recognize and selecting among reasons for acting.