Saturday, December 20, 2008

Religion and personalness

What do we mean when we say religion is very personal to every individual. It sounds so very American (and so un-American to deny) but what does it mean?


Ken said...

Please feel free to delete this comment after reading it as I do not want to foist this unto your site.

My name is Mariano, I blog on “Atheism is Dead.”

I have been very busy collecting data for an Atheism is Dead project entitled “Answering Atheism” which lists online resources for countering atheism.

The project consists of lists of hyperlinks to:
Websites/blogs that specialize in countering atheism.
Websites/blogs that have partial relevant content.
Particular essays, article, posts.
Audio, video and books.

I have included your website in the partial relevant content category.

If you are so inclined, I would appreciate it very much if you would announce the launch of project Answering Atheism. You can also go to Atheism is Dead and copy an image/button that you can hyperlink and add to your website - please hyperlink it as:

Also, please do spread the word amongst your sphere of influence.

Thank you so much for your time, attention, consideration and ministry.


PS: Stats—thus far the lists consists of 5 pages of video, 5 pages of articles/essays/posts, 10 pages of audio, 8 pages of books, 9 pages of partially relevant content, and one and a half pages of specialized content.

Gordon Knight said...

It could mean:

(1) religious belief is "personal" in that it is exempt from objective rational evaluation. "THis is my personal belief!" as if that makes rational discussion unecesary.

Or, preferably:

That reason behind a perosn's religious beliefs/practices are based in private experiences that are not so easily discussed.