On Faith. Or Why You Don’t Live Without It.
By: Catherine Collautt, Ph.D.
On Faith began as a response to Bill Maher’s documentary, Religulous. Religulous makes a staunch, ostensibly intellectual case for abandoning faith and religion. Littered with religious-like zealotry of it’s own, we might easily reject Maher’s diatribe along with other forms of you’ve-lost-your-mind fundamentalism – if it weren’t expounded under the well-sanctioned banner of ‘rationalism, intelligence, logic and reason’. That’s where I come in. I can’t stand intellectual bullying. Like all bullying it’s totally unimpressive, even when it succeeds in destroying. Having faith isn’t about being stupid or giving up on reason; it isn’t about untethering your feet from the ground. What is more, not having faith isn’t an option. We can’t opt-out, we can’t abstain. As Maher rightly points out faith is powerful. And it is precisely because it is so powerful that we need to engage with it consciously, deliberately, and, contrary to what Religulous would have you believe is possible, with a spine. With some self-respect. Join me in the venture.
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