Category Archives: Questions

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Religion Question

Everyone knows that religion has no satisfactory definition. Nevertheless, most people know what they recognize as religion, know what they mean by “a religious person,” etc. What people typically recognize includes “official” religiosity – ritual practice, sacred texts, ordained positions, … Continue reading

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Epistemological Question

Wanted: help with contemporary epistemology! I think that the popular “correspondence” theory of truth has been more or less abandoned in thoughtful circles these days, replaced by things like “coherence” theories, assessed by criteria like “comprehensiveness.” I think I understand … Continue reading

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Parable and Literal

I realized recently that I have never heard anyone insist on the “literal truth” of a parable. I have never heard anyone, or heard of anyone, who insists that the prodigal son was a single, physical individual. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Maybe Not So Little

An article showed up in my Flipboard feed yesterday, “Little Things Can Make an Atheist.” I read it, because I was curious to see what the “little things” were. It struck me that the “little things” the author referred to … Continue reading

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A Serious Question

Is Santa Claus a religious figure? Why, or why not? If a religious figure, what is the religion? [“It depends,” really – on what we mean by “religion.”]

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God’s Communication Problem?

Why is God’s communication with humanity so ineffective? Serious question – not rhetorical, not flippant, frankly curious. The ineffectiveness of God’s communication with humanity is amply attested in the Bible, and the Qur’an. This could be documented, as needed. God … Continue reading

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Remembering and Forgetting

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