Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Karen Armstrong says we need God to grasp the wonder of our existence...

Religion was not supposed to provide explanations that lay within the competence of reason but to help us live creatively with realities for which there are no easy solutions and find an interior haven of peace; today, however, many have opted for unsustainable certainty instead. But can we respond religiously to evolutionary theory? Can we use it to recover a more authentic notion of God?../

/..The best theology is a spiritual exercise, akin to poetry. Religion is not an exact science but a kind of art form that, like music or painting, introduces us to a mode of knowledge that is different from the purely rational and which cannot easily be put into words.
Karen Armstrong says we need God to grasp the wonder of our existence :: WSJ

An interesting debate in the WSJ that I would recommend you read... Karen Armstrong makes a compelling case against certainty and towards wonder. Makes for interesting reading.
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