RELIGIOUS CASE AGAINST BELIEF, THE
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RELIGIOUS CASE AGAINST BELIEF, THE

While it seems paradoxical to oppose religion to belief-religions, after all, are systems of beliefs; and belief in deities, ritual practices and scriptures combine to form religions-Carse convincingly demonstrates that belief and religion are too often falsely linked. Belief, he suggests, is a response to ignorance. Carse examines three kinds of ignorance: ordinary ignorance is simply lack of knowledge of some kind, such as the weather in Africa. Willful ignorance purposefully avoids clear andavailable knowledge, such as Creationists acting as if they know nothing of evolution. The tenacious beliefs that grow out of willful ignorance often result in bloody religious conflicts. Finally, what Carse calls higher ignorance accepts the fact that no matter how many truths we accumulate, our knowledge falls infinitely short of the truth. Individuals acting in higher ignorance can recognize the many truths that religious traditions can offer. Seen in Carse's provocative way, religion transcends the narrow boundaries established by beliefs, and transforms our ways of thinking about the world.
Editora: PENGUIN USA
ISBN: 0143115448
ISBN13: 9780143115441
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2009
Número de Páginas: 240
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
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