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First Men and Original Sins - Image Journal
"Faith and the American Space Program Kendrick Oliver. To Touch the Face of God: The Sacred, the Profane, and the American Space Program, 1957–1975. Johns Hopkins, 2013. Catherine L. Newell. Destined for the Stars: Faith, Future, and America’s Final Frontier. Pittsburgh, 2019. First Man. Directed by Damien Chazelle. Universal/Amblin/DreamWorks, 2018."
books  review  space  religion  history  culture  experience  grief  faith 
9 weeks ago by tsuomela
Kierkegaard, D. Anthony Storm's Commentary on
"Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a nineteenth century existentialist philosopher, and arguably both the father of existentialism and modern psychology. He is a grossly misunderstood figure, whom some argue was a mystic, an anti-rationalist, or, as is more reasonable, an anti-philosopher. Often his overtly religious writings are overlooked or de-Christianized in favor of the pseudonymous authorship. An idiosyncratic style, along with a complex authorial method, go far in confounding the unwary reader. This site features a commentary on the writings of Kierkegaard. Information on every published work and article (including many unfinished writings and journal entries) is presented here with publication data, quotes, detailed commentary, and images. There are also supplementary materials to aid in your research. A good place to start is to go straight to the Commentary itself where you can view abstracts of the works before diving in."
philosophy  19c  commentary  religion  existentialism  faith 
march 2019 by tsuomela
The Spiritual Case for Socialism | The New Republic
by Martin Hägglund
 Pantheon, 464 pp., $29.95"
book  review  faith  religion  politics  socialism  freedom 
february 2019 by tsuomela
Connecting to The Social Network | the human network
If Saverin had stayed true, had gone to California and worked closely with Zuckerberg, this would be a different story, a story about Facebook’s co-founders, and how together they overcame the odds to launch the most successful enterprise of the 21st century.  This is not that story.  This is a story of bromance spurned, and how that inevitably ended up in the courts.  Only when people fail to connect (a recurring theme in The Social Network) do they turn to lawyers.  Zuckerberg was always there, anxious for Saverin to connect.  Saverin was always looking elsewhere for his opportunities.  That’s the tragedy of the story, a story which may not be true in all facts, but which speaks volumes of human truth.
title(SocialNetwork)  review  entrepreneurship  friendship  faith 
october 2010 by tsuomela
slacktivist: Why evangelicals like Christine O'Donnell sometimes claim to have explored becoming a Hare Krishna even though they never did
That is what this "Hare Krishna" business from O'Donnell is about. It's a tactic for discounting and dismissing the competition. She doesn't want to say that her evangelical faith is all she's ever known because she worries that might leave her vulnerable to the accusation that she simply doesn't know any different or any better. So she tries to head this off by making the implausible sweeping claim that she's test-driven them all -- that she's experimented with every religion and found her own faith to be the best and only satisfactory alternative.
This claim of supposedly comprehensive experience also doesn't really carry the authoritative weight that those making it seem to think it does. What is intended to come across as experienced, expert and worldly wise instead just seems indicative of spiritual inconstancy, inconsistency and incontinence.
evangelical  religion  fundamentalism  christian  faith  experience 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Why we love The Shack, the self-published novel by William P. Young. - By Nathan Heller - Slate Magazine
This rough-hewn, handmade quality is probably what's earned The Shack its fans. America often gets lampooned as a nation of Jesus freaks, but it's even more a country caught up in the never-ending search for authenticity. Young's too-weird-for-the-pulpit thoughts about how Adam's rib and the female uterus form a "circle of relationship" have the appeal of knobby heirloom-produce in a world where much religion arrives vacuum-packed.
book  review  religion  spirituality  american  entertainment  faith 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Johann Hari: The Republican Party Is Turning Into A Cult
These aren't fringe phenomena: a Research 2000 poll found that a majority of Republicans and Southerners say Obama wasn't born in the US, or aren't sure. ...No amount of hard evidence -- here's his birth certificate, here's a picture of his mother heavily pregnant in Hawaii, here's the announcement of his birth in the local Hawaiian paper -- can pierce this conviction.

This trend has reached its apotheosis this summer with the Republican Party claiming en masse that Obama wants to set up "death panels" to euthanize the old and disabled.
politics  religion  republicans  faith  cult  2009  extremism  town-hall  reality 
august 2009 by tsuomela
slacktivist: Charity, conclusions and cake
Fred Clark continues to pursue the difference between religion obsessed with moral superiority and one that throws impromptu birthday parties for prostitutes.
"We can either take offense or we can give a party. It has to be one or the other, we can't do both."
offense  attitude  fundamentalism  religion  faith 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Stumbling and Mumbling: Irrelevant rationality
However - and here Bunting is right and the new atheists mistaken - irrationality is a ubiquitous and in some ways desirable aspect of life.
religion  atheism  faith  action  activism  rationality  irrationality  value  philosophy 
april 2009 by tsuomela
On the Nature of faith: Part 1 - The Scientist - Richard Grant's blog on Nature Network
Faith, on the other hand, and I might get into a lot of trouble here, isn’t primarily a way of understanding the world. Certainly not the natural one. It is (and I’m concentrating particularly on the Christian faith, so your mileage may vary. I’m also being very careful to talk about ‘faith’ and not ‘religion’) a response to revelation.
faith  religion  science  skepticism 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Angry Bear: St. Anselm's Ontology, Normal Science
"I am just saying that you have to understand that like the medieval scholars they are trapped within a fundamentally faith based model that insists that Markets are Perfect. If they have to insert a few epicycles into their theory (or in this case accept the Treasury View) to make it work well that is just the way it is. Nobody said Faith was supposed to be Easy."
economics  markets  capitalism  belief  faith  sociology  austrian-school 
february 2009 by tsuomela
The Immanent Frame » Blog Archive » Welcome to the faith-based economy
Now this allegory is repeating itself in reverse. The appetites of the beast require restoring uncertainty to its more calculable form as risk, as a first step in restoring trust between lenders, so that they will move money to yet others, so that in turn the wheels of commerce can begin to turn and our faith in the eternal mysteries of capital can be restored. Among these are the mysteries of debt as the virtuous bride of consumption, money as capable of begetting more money, and profit for the few as the key to the welfare of all. The cardinal mystery of the market, of course, verily its Spirit, is the Invisible Hand. For the Invisible Hand to move again, it needs a Helping Hand from us, the wretched of Main Street. And in lending this helping hand, in the biggest bailout in human history, we are asked to show our Faith in the Economy. For once, and perhaps for the last time, capitalism needs our Faith as much as we need its mysteries. The global economy will never be secular again.
economics  religion  discourse  metaphor  faith 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Touchstone Archives: The Skeptical Inquirer
Unbelievers think that skepticism is their special virtue, the key virtue believers lack. Bolstered by bestselling authors, they see the skeptical and scientific mind as muscular thinking, which the believer has failed to develop. He could bulk up if he
religion  faith  reasoning  science  skepticism  atheism 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Turtles Much of the Way Down | Cosmic Variance
The universe (in the sense of “the entire natural world,” not only the physical region observable to us) isn’t like that. It’s not embedded in a bigger structure; it’s all there is. We are lulled into asking “why” questions about the univers
science  philosophy  physics  religion  faith 
november 2007 by tsuomela

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