Tag Archives: belief systems

In the Garden

2/23/15 IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN ( quotes from The Harper Collins Study Bible, The New Revised Standard Version) The Genesis story and I have been having something of an intellectual wrestling match for quite a number of years. The question regards the purpose of the two Trees in the center of the garden. What […]

Belief and Straight Jackets

Lots of people wrap themselves in their belief systems much as they would wrap themselves in armor. It serves to protect them. But protect them from what? From the most dangerous foe they can imagine: ambiguity. Thus wrapped, they are free from the necessity to think. And what a wonderful freedom that seems to be. […]