Re: Religious stuff
James Hermann (jhermann@AIS.NET)
Tue, 29 Nov 1994 05:46:02 -0600
On Fri, 25 Nov 1994, Rick Busdiecker wrote:
> Date: Wed, 23 Nov 1994 13:43:16 -0600
> From: Jim Hermann <jhermann@AIS.NET>
> Strong moral values are a key part of all Scouting and religions help
> most people obtain strong moral values.
> I don't think that most athiests object to this idea. What is both
> false and objectionable is the idea that someone who rejects religion
> is not able to obtain strong moral values.
Depends upon how one defines "religion". Most of the friends who
are atheists don't reject religion, but they do reject belief
in an supreme being called "God" or they reject the "God" of
their parents. In fact, I find them to be deeply religious
in many ways, including strong moral values.
> Do you really lack any religion? No philosophy at all?
> Religion and philosophy, while similar, are not synonymous.
For the purposes of these questions, the difference was not
significant. Some people have trouble thinking of Taoism and
Confuciusism as religions and call them philosophies. The
spectrum of religions and philosophies are many shades of
> Ever notice who bookstores put all the books about
> Judeo-Christianity in the "Religion" section
> What is Judeo-Christianity? This sounds like one of a family of terms
> often used by Christians to suggest that Jews and Christians have
> essentially the same culture, heritage, and belief system. Many Jews
> consider this term and the suggestion to be offensive.
I certainly did not mean to offend anyone. The term "Judao-
Christianity" was something that I was taught in Humanities
Class in High School a long time ago. I guess that I should
Ever notice how bookstores put all the books about Judaism and
Christianity in the "Religion" section, but books about Buddhism
and Tasoism are "Philosophies"?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City