If we accept a genuine religious pluralism, we can respect the distinctive character of the historic traditions and learn from one another as well as from nature. Ian G. Barbour, Religion and Science. Historical and Contemporary Issues. A Revised and Expanded Edition of Religion in an Age of Science, Londen, SCM Press Ltd, 1998, p […]
Cooperation Against Racism
– Tom Uytterhoeven – Although I am not a scientist, I think this is a great experiment. It shows us what mechanisms lie beneath ugly features of human social living, like racism and gender discrimination. Moreover, it shows us how to decrease the prevalence of these features, at least in the case of racism. Let […]
The Mood of Secular Existence
– Tom Uytterhoeven – I just started reading Jerome A. Stone’s “The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence“, and he immediately raised a question I cannot answer myself. Stone describes the secular life, on p. 3: Given that the meaning of secularity is the loss of a transcendent source of meaning, secular existence will either find a […]
Religion According to New Atheism: Natural Fundamentalism? or: First Article Published!
– Tom Uytterhoeven – This blog has been very silent lately, but real life was buzzing with activity… Just one example: my first article has been published! If you’re interested in New Atheism, you should take a look at the summary, which is in English. The article itself is in Dutch. Gepubliceerd met Blogsy
Heresy in a Theological Debate
– Tom Uytterhoeven – Yesterday, May 22th, I presented a paper “Towards a Theology of Toolmaking”, on a conference on Nature, Technology and Religion, in which I use Philip Hefner’s concept of ‘Created Co-Creator’ as a starting point for further reflections on technology. It went alright, considering I only slept for 3-4 hours the night […]
Quote on Pluralism
“(…) a pluralistic cultural situation makes a dogmatic attitude irrational.” Mikael Stenmark, in How to Relate Science and Religion, p. 109. Great quote!