Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Brit Karen Armstrong Tackles Religion at Salon

Steve Paulson of Salon gives us "Going beyond God : Historian and former nun Karen Armstrong says the afterlife is a "red herring," hating religion is a pathology and that many Westerners cling to infantile ideas of God." that is a good read for an alternative take on religion. She's a "freelance monotheist" by her own description. No patience with literalism yet likes the myth and poetry. Abandon self. Transcendence. Might need to look Ms. Armstrong's work up? Peace ... or War!