Michael Gerson: There is a strangeness at the heart of all things

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  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Feb. 25, 2014 9:24 p.m.

    Well said Hutterite…

    And this is what I find so baffling about the prevalence of Bronze Age religion in our modern world. In the last 100 or so years we have discovered (metaphorically) calculus, and yet many still feel that the most sage voices who ever lived are people who barely understood that 1+1=2.

    There is a 21st century conversation to be had about the nature of the world, our place in it, an objective ethics based on mutual human flourishing, and even the possibilities of our own existence (which I admit are hinted at by religion, at least in its more mystical forms).

    And yet so many seem content with such a narrow and unimaginative existence that really is analogous to spending the rest of your life being content with doing 1st grade addition.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 9:24 a.m.

    For all the astonishing wonders of science that most of us scarcely comprehend, let alone appreciate, we can dismiss it all and substitute superstition in a flash, denying the actual, physical reality around us science has provided.