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← New atheists or new anti-dogmatists?

Melomel's Avatar Jump to comment 67 by Melomel


I cannot think of a religion that is not based on dogma or faith.

The Tao that can be described is not the true Tao.

There are a few systems of mysticism (e.g. Zen, Universal Sufism) that don't make any claims about the real world, and thus don't really require any faith about things that are falsifiable. The degree of faith that they require at all is arguable - the systems don't supply any dogma, but instead hint towards what they claim are truths that can not be conveyed directly with language.

Are they religions? Damned if I know, but they suggest that people can get many of the things that people get from religions from things that don't require belief about things that are false.

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:42:00 UTC | #111627