Religion Isn’t The Problem

A common mistake in diagnosing our current predicament is to blame religion, when it’s not religion itself but a particular corrupt type of religion that’s blocking the path to our better selves. Once the focus shifts to theism as the type in question, a second mistake fails to distinguish between corrupt and healthy forms ofContinue reading “Religion Isn’t The Problem”

Family and the Human Future

Both Jesus of Nazareth and Sigmund Freud were Jews who employed the analogy¬†of family systems in their critique of religion. Obviously they didn’t agree in the way they used the¬†analogy, but each regarded it as perhaps our best model for appreciating the strategic role of theism in human experience. In Freud’s theory, the infant andContinue reading “Family and the Human Future”

A Provident Reality

A reader familiar with my thought stream in this blog knows how central is the concept of a “provident reality.” It also becomes obvious that I use this term in a way that’s not entirely consistent with its classical definition, where it referred to the way of god towards those who trust and believe inContinue reading “A Provident Reality”