Thursday, March 10, 2005

Fundamentalists all!

On KQED San Francisco's Forum, Michael Krasny interviews Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral and author of "Reimagining Christianity: Reconnect Your Spirit with Disconnecting Your Mind"

http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R503091000

Dean Jones makes some very interesting points:

  • "One of the tragedies of our culture is that we live in a fundamentalist culture. And by that, I don't mean ... just religious fundamentalism; I mean atheistic fundamentalism, scientific fundamentalism. An age which is devoid of metaphoric, poetic, mythical ways of thinking."
  • "...the monk who influenced me most said the opposite of faith is not doubt; the opposite of faith is certainty..."
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