Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hmm ...

... Lawrence Rifkin - Transcendence Without the Bull. (Hat tip, Lee Lowe.)

One common understanding of transcendence is an encounter with a world beyond ourselves, beyond full comprehension. But why must this be interpreted as supernatural?

But why preclude such an interpretation? The reasoning seems to be, "Oh, I've had an experience that thousands of years of tradition has regarded as "supernatural," but I don't believe in the "supernatural," so I'll have to find some other way of explaining it. I know: I'll expand the comprehension of the term "natural" to include experiences usually thought to be "supernatural."

1 comment:

  1. Frank, I think you nailed the reasoning in your comment here. It's really amazing the logical and mental hoops and whorls people seem to have to go through, to rationalize things they can't explain away but don't want to believe. LOL It quickly becomes pretzel logic.