I am both religious myself, as well as a student of anthropology and comparative religion. You could say that I have an interest in all the religions, but I particularly relate to hinduism, jainism, buddhism and the neopagan movements. In philosophy, my true loves are existentialism, epistemology and ethics. I have to admit, though, that I'm very bad at reading books, so this is not something that I can use well as a basis of discussion. Neither do I remember names very well. Rather, I discuss thoughts and concepts. It's possible this will change, though, when I get to begin my studies on theoretical philosophy.
Your interests are quite similar to mine... except that to me it is only a hobby.
Now in terms of more cultural, political, and social matters - I'm certainly very critical of how the Church often conducts itself. I'm certainly very anti-clerical on many levels, although I don't particularly like the knee-jerking of the church that many engage in. Too many clergy these days trivalise the faith, and I'm literally disgusted with the garbage I see in many "Catholic" churches.
Can you elaborate on the "knee-jerking" and the "garbage" ?
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?
As you probably get a lot of greetings, I will keep this short.
My interests are:
- religion / spirituality
My goals are:
- to meet interesting people
- to be of use for the community
- to acquire new knowledge
Some of you might already know me over from PC. To those who do, it will be interesting to see how the new environment affects your communication. To those who do not, warm greetings - I look forward to understanding you and learning the lay of the land
I just wanted somewhere where I can pop in and say hello to you all without completely going
off the topic of someones thread! Sometimes all
I want to do is simply say "Hello everyone - and have a great day!"