My personal reflections on this blog take inspiration from the Bahá’í teachings.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Does religion meet reality?


Roger Scruton, an English philosopher, has posted a blog article, "Better off without religion?", giving a particularly clear and lucid account of the role of religion in meeting needs that are fundamental to human nature and to civilization.

A similar theme continues to be discussed between me and Dan Rhoads, on Dan's evolution-oriented blog, "Migrations", under "Is religion adapative?". This discussion went dormant for a couple of weeks, but has revived, under prompting from thoughts expressed by Roger Scruton and people commenting on his article.

These discussions are likely to be stimulating for anyone with an interest in the relationship between science and religion, and the role that religion plays in society.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Te Henga Easter Sunday 07


Te Henga Easter Sunday 07
Originally uploaded by John Bryden.

Today, Easter Sunday, I joined a few hundred others out for a walk at Te Henga, Bethell's Beach. The afternoon sky was overcast, giving a brooding mood to the scene, but the weather was warm, for this time of year.