Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Pelagian Heretic Wishes You a Happy Easter

Here's another classic picture taken by my dad that I saved for today. It expresses the attitude I've had toward organized religion in general, and Catholicism in particular, from the time I came out of the womb. While studying philosophy in college, I learned about Pelagius and thought, hey! That's me!

I had a long post all about my unwillingness as a child to suspend my ability to think logically, regardless of the coercive power of the authorities charged with my religious indoctrination, but I opted to skip it because #1) I don't think it's anything anyone hasn't heard before and #2) I don't want to provoke a religious argument with anyone who might read this, though I'm not sure that anyone who does would disagree with anything I'd say anyway.

Here's an interesting topical article from a 2004 issue ot Time Magazine to which I would have linked had I gone with the original post:
Why Did Jesus Die?

Whatever you believe, I hope you had a happy day!


OpenID hammhawk said...

Funny what you can learn from people by their blogs. I love that this post came right after your Happy Purim post! Your dad seems like a great guy.

9:25 AM  
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2:39 PM  

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