There is a contradiction at the heart of some escatological religions - or, at least, their interpretations - that I think can only be solved by recognising that it is necessary to have a secular ethical system. The contradiction is this: an escatological religion is one that has in it the claim that judgement and… Continue reading The necessity of secular morality – even for religious people
There was a concept I shared with you a long time ago now, that I wish to revisit. It is about poetically or metaphorically interpreting the Bible. It certainly is a common claim that certain passages need to be viewed in a less-than-literal light. These passages include that of Genesis’ creation myth and Noah’s flood most… Continue reading The Bible is a Metaphor – does that make me a Christian?