I’m not sure where to start any commentary on this article:
If religion is a side effect of sex, does that mean God doesn’t exist?
Don’t let the title of this link prejudice you on it’s contents. Read it.
I’m particularly interested in the comments about the attribution of religion to anthropomorphism. It relates to some of my beliefs about the historical relevance of the bible.
To be brief, I wonder if it matters whether the events in the gospel ever actually happened.
What if the gospels are a way for those who experienced a high-level of spirituality to share their experience and lessons in a way we could all comprehend? Instead of writing a high-minded spiritual text,what if they embodied their experience into a person (Jesus). Someone we should aspire to.
I don’t think the gospel stories have any less value if they’re not historically accurate.
The arguments over the historical accuracy of the bible seem to take from the discussion we should be having over how we (should) treat each other.
In this case, perhaps the medium is not the message. The message is the message.
There, I got it back to the topic of media.