THIS! I dated an atheist and I struggle to convey this to my Aspie Husband all the time: religion is more than what you think. Religion is about humanity much more than it’s about any gods or goddesses or even philosophies and to ignore that and say it’s not “real” is to miss the point entirely.
by Sam Buntz
Richard Dawkins once said that he saw no need to study theology in order to buffer his case against the existence of God, since he felt no reason to study leprechaun-ology in order to buffer his case against the existence of leprechauns. Yet, I’m sure any anthropologist or psychologist could find plenty of interesting clues to the nature of humanity by studying folk beliefs in things like leprechauns and elves… So, it’s Dawkins choice if he wants to restrict his view-point to a certain picture of human beings, derived from a study of physical constructions existing in nature alone, rather than considering imaginative constructions of reality—which is both what leprechauns and what our ideas of God (since our ideas are all that we can pack into theology) admittedly are. But why do imaginative constructions have to be denied a hearing? Do they not have their own kind…
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