Yes. Michael Chrichton had some interesting things to say about something very similar here:MichaelCrichton.com | Environmentalism as Religion
Sadly no. I'm more familiar with Blake's visionary art than with his writings. His paintings just blow me away.
I checked out the link. That's a perfect example of what I mean by scientistic religion. It's all decked out in the jargon of science but serves the emotional purpose of a religion, which is to provide heroic purpose? We humans do like to be on the A-list, or should I say an
I also want religion off my
toes. What I like about Carl Jung is his theory of Archetypes, which are essentially religious instincts. Anti-religion and pseudo-science can ride the energy of these archetypes. Maybe you already know Jung. If not, he seems like one of those crucial thinkers --or he was for me.
I agree. Blake's visual art is great. His annotations in the margins of books he loved and hated are also great. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is also a great starting place. Here's a link to his complete works. Page 602 is not a bad place to browse.The complete poetry and prose of ... - Google Books
Nice chatting with you, and thanks for the link!
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I want both religion and science to work for me, not the other way around. Unless of course it works for me to work for religion and/or science. And as a mind becomes more sophisticated, how separate are they? Are a man's values not bound to impinge on his theory of knowledge? Is a man's sense of beauty no factor in his perception of truth?
The omnipotence of god is also the ultimate power fantasy. A tribe gets to share a super daddy who crushes mountains...