Saturday, February 26, 2011

People talk to their friends and see psychiatrists in order to reconstruct their personal narratives—and yet when people do the same thing via religion, it suddenly becomes a debate about religion being "unscientific" or "misleading" or some other nonsense. Just saying.

EDIT: I just realized that the only way I can articulate my defense of religion is with these little vignettes. I have an idea of why, but I don't want to get into a long essay about it (talk to me—or leave a comment if you're interested in that sort of thing.)

1 comment:

  1. A wholly non-religious personal narrative, if used as justification for public policy, would, and should, be similarly debated when it is incoherent or, yes, misleading. And calling religion "unscientific" isn't really "nonsense" so much as a recognition of religion's defining characteristic.