Posts tagged "belief"
In the News: Elvis, Thoreau, Oprah, and more!

In the News: Elvis, Thoreau, Oprah, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.

From Neal Gabler's article, "The Elusive Big Idea," at The New York Times yesterday:
It is no secret, especially here in America, that we live in a post-Enlightenment age in which rationality, science, evidence, logical argument and debate have lost the battle in many sectors, and perhaps even in society generally, to superstition, faith, opinion...

What Almost Everyone Else Believes

From "Which Way Madness Lies" by Rachel Aviv in the December issue of Harper's magazine (subscription):
[Doctors] have to identify delusions before the patient really believes in them.  When does a strong idea take on a pathological flavor?  How does a metaphysical crisis morph into a medical one?  At what point does our interpretation of...