Taking Sides

Pardon the interruption Just a different tack this morning. More of a journal/stream of consciousness thing. We will resume our regular Science, Sociology, Morality blogging in a few days. After posting some of my poetry yesterday, several people approached me on twitter to ask questions and tell me how they could relate to what I …

What vs.Why

Conversations about the divine tend to focus on the content of belief, the what, over the purpose and motivation for such understanding, the why.  However, there is value in the investigation of the human need for faith in a deity, just as there are in the elements of that belief system. Among the problems I have encountered …

Belief and religiosity are not a measure of intelligence

  I was involved in a thread the other day about whether higher education and intelligence were markers for people being less religious. Which, of course, implies the opposite must, therefore, be true. Humans are prone to use ‘us vs. them’ as a way to distinguish and elevate themselves above their perceived enemies. This trope, …