"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." --Baruch Spinoza
Monday, June 22, 2015
Rabbi Jonathon Sacks
“Atheism deserves better than the new atheists,whose methodology consists of criticizing religion without understanding it, quoting texts without contexts, taking exceptions as the rule, confusing folk belief with reflective theology, abusing, ridiculing, and demonizing religious faith and holding it responsible for the great crimes against humanity. Religion has done harm; I acknowledge that. But the cure for bad religion is good religion, not no religion, just as the cure for bad science is good science, not the abandonment of science.”
Rabbi Sacks speaks a language that I understand. I plan to read many of his books. I started with The Great Partnership (Five Stars!). Rabbi Sacks inspires me.