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What is “belief”?

published 2682 days ago in Blog

…discipline and practice, rather than a set of beliefs. To me, “Rising to Unity” is the listening for, … drawn aside into the Silence. Words, Thoughts and Beliefs are inadequate to this Knowingness / … of diving beneath the shimmering surface of beliefs into the nameless depth of the ocean of Light. … But what is “belief”? For some, “belief” means being able to subscribe to a normative set … Creed, the Lord’s Prayer and so on. For others, “belief” refers to a wordless certainty arising from …


More on “belief”

published 2674 days ago in Blog

…off to you by my outwardness… In fact, belief and unbelief are strictly issues for the ego; you … Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat) In What is ‘belief’?, we began to explore the connotations of … simple term and the ways in which conceptions of belief might inform the practice of universalism. In the … is often understood to mean answering “What belief system do you confess?” The John Carse … in their responses to the queries: Alex – Belief is that which does not succumb to reason. In this …


The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View, by Tim Crane

published 591 days ago in Blog

…Brian Drayton’s review of The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View … First, it is not about the truth of religious belief but about its meaning: what it means to believe … both cosmological and moral elements in religious belief, I reject the reduction of religious belief to …


After Religion: Thoughts on Brent Nongbri’s Before Religion

published 2115 days ago in Blog

…2009, I stumbled onto The Religious Case Against Belief , an amazing book by writer and artist James P. … as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief” (book jacket). The distinction, as he defines … it, is enlightening. Belief systems are “comprehensive networks of tenets … that boundary as enemy. Religions may produce belief systems, yet “they are not at their core … larger families. Carse points out that while belief systems are characterized by boundaries, …


“Notes from a Christian-Universalist”

published 1856 days ago in Blog

…raised. It is the culture I came from with the belief system whose language I am familiar with, and … Buddhist, or Native American, and therefore: all belief systems are avenues through which we can all … and discernment with people of other cultures and belief systems, to grow in the knowledge and love of … would have us do, individually and corporately. Belief systems are from humankind and are therefore … is unlimited. My faith will not be limited by my belief. I recently watched the Dalai Lama in a video, …


Not all forms of “Univeralism” are created equal

published 3311 days ago in Blog

…that Universalism is not a religion. It’s not a belief system. Like mysticism, it is an orientation. So … is a general descriptive term, not a belief structure based on particular texts and precepts. …


What is “religion”?

published 2668 days ago in Blog

…exploring the possible connotations of the term “belief” from the perspective of various readers of this … discipline and practice, rather than a set of beliefs.” The various responses to What is … ‘belief’? and More on ‘belief’ suggest that the commenters use the term … “belief” to refer to a changing and growing inward … certainty, rather than to a “set of beliefs”—what I have called a “normative set of …



Stephen Law, Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole (2011)

published 3141 days ago in Blog

…guidebook for clear thinking about issues of belief. The second section is a dialogue entitled “The … beyond science and reason Coercing consistency of beliefs and evidence through distortion Leveling all … beliefs with skepticism and relativism as equally … These strategies that ensnare the uninformed into belief systems from which escape is difficult, because … fail to distinguish between the content of a belief system, which may be true or false, and the eight …


The Pastor’s Lament

published 1599 days ago in Blog

…line between religion and faith. Faith is a belief, an undistracted belief in something or someone …