Quite a broad and vague question, I know. Nonetheless, who/what has added to your outlook on how religion or mythology function in life or throughout history?
At first thought, people who have added to my perspective:
John Shelby Spong
Daniel Dennett (on memes)
Alain De Botton
This is just what I can think of at this time, and though I don't agree with all of the concepts the people on this list have publicized, they've influenced my perceptions of ontology, epistemology, mythology, and so on.
What has influenced you?
Recent discussions in the Religion forum
AnnouncementAmazon Discussions Feedback Forum
|1413||13 days ago|
|In one succinct paragraph, give one piece of evidence for God's existence.||8321||1 minute ago|
|Has anyone else noticed how ridiculous this Bruce Jenner stuff has become?||1080||6 minutes ago|
|What is wrong with atheism? II||21||14 minutes ago|
|Today in Muslim History||1974||31 minutes ago|
|Is Homosexuality a 'Good Thing' III?||8113||36 minutes ago|
|Camille Paglia on the New Atheists; "I regard them as adolescents ... Sneering at religion is juvenile, symptomatic of a stunted imagination."||30||51 minutes ago|
|Atheist dogma||7638||59 minutes ago|
|Why is God the good one, and Satan the bad one?||360||1 hour ago|
|What happens when people realize something is truly barbaric, and dare we say, evil?||37||2 hours ago|
|We Are Not One||23||3 hours ago|
|Creationists ask: Is there a rational defense of Abortion?||47||3 hours ago|