Monday, January 24, 2011
what I'm reading now
I just finished another good one by Alan Watts. Myth and Religion is a compilation of lectures that Watts gave over a period of time from 1956 to 1971. In these lectures he questions "whether the image of a divine patriarch is still intellectually plausible in the light of our ever growing understanding of the universe". And he "explores how Christianity has diverged historically from the teachings of Christ", and states that the Church's "investment in moral issues may be a ploy to cover up for the lack of any substantial religious teaching in organized religion today". It's a good read and will be a good exercise in thinking for the reader.