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Bkin um andlegt trleysi

Fyrir tveimur rum hlt Vantr rsht Akureyri. Vi hjnin kum norur samt tveimur trleysingjum. bakaleiinni rddum vi meal annars um a a tr og hindurvitni hefu v miur eigna sr allt sem kalla m andlegt. annig liggur vi a g s hgt a stunda nokkra slkun n ess a bi s a tengja a vi ri mtt ea anna esshttar.

g rakst bkina The book of atheist spirituality eftir franska heimspekinginn Andr Comte-Sponville bkab London viburarkum kreppumnudegi oktobber sasta ri. Nbi var a lsa v yfir a gengi krnunnar hefi veri fest og vi kvum v a kaupa nokkrar bkur. essi var tilboi, g gat gripi rjr bkur og borga fyrir tvr.

Bkin skiptis rj hluta. S fyrsti spyr hvort vi komumst af n trarbraga. Svari er j og kaflinn endar svona:

Let us sum up what has been said so far. It is possible to do without religion but not without communion, fidelity or love. In these matters, what we share is more important than what separates us. Peace to all, believers and unbelievers alike. Life is more precious than religion; this is where inquisitors and torturers are wrong. Communion is more precious than churches; this is where sectarians are wrong. Finarlly and this is where fine people are right, wheter they belive in God or not love is more precious than hope or despair.
There is no need to wait until we are saved to be human.

Annar kafli spyr spurningarinnar hvort Gvu s til. tli a s ekki best a birta bara upphaf og lok samantektar.

The right to Not Belive

A final word to sum up and conclude this chapter: we have discussed six major arguments, the first three of which lead me not to believe in God and the latter three of which lead me to believe that he does not exist. The are:

  1. The weakness of the opposing arguments, the so-called proofs of Gods existence.
  2. Common experience: if God existed, he should be easier to see or sense.
  3. My refusal to explain something I cannot undertand by something I understand even less.
  4. The enormity of evil.
  5. The mediocrity of mankind.
  6. Last but not least, the fact that God corresponds so perfectly to our wishes that there is every reason to think he was invented to fulfil them, at least in fantasy; this makes religion an illusion in the Freudian sense of the term.
    ...
    Religion is a right, and so is irreligion. Thus, both must be protected if necessary, one against the other and protecting them means ensuring that theyr are not imposed through force. This is why the separation of church and state is the most precious heritage of the Enlightenment. Todays world is redisovering how very fragile that heritage is. All the more reason to defend it against all forms of fundamentalism and pass it on to our children.

Freedom of thought is the only good that is perhaps more precious than peace, for the simple reason that, without it, peace would merely be another name for servitude.

riji kaflinn fjallar svo um andlegt gvuleysi. Hfundur spinnur saman vestrnni og austrnni heimspeki og reynir a slta sundur andlega hugsun (e: spirituality) og trarbrg/hindurvitni.

g ver a jta a g komst eiginlega mk egar hfundur fr flug spekinni og vitnai hva mest Spinoza, Freud, Kant, Marx, Nietzche og Krishnamurti. Hann fri ansi sannfrandi rk fyrir v a trleysingjar geti veri andlega sinnandi og ekki ng me a, raun m skilja hann annig a til a geta veri andlega sinnair urfi menn a sleppa takinu af trarbrgum.

Hva um a, mr fannst sasti kafli bkarinnar frekar sjlfshjlparbkalegur ar hafi veri margir gir punktar. g ni bara ekki rfinni fyrir sumu sem hann talai um. Kannski arf g a endurlesa kaflann til a n spekinni.

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Halldr E - 07/07/09 17:54 #

Sll, essi bk vakti athygli mna staflanum hj r, enda rennir mig grun um a margt framsetningu Andr Comte-Sponville s lkara frjlslyndustu gufringunum en hugmyndum um skasemi trarbraga sem m finna hj mrgum "n-"atheistum. etta segi g n ess a hafa lesi bkina.

a er jafnvel hgt a segja a fullyringin um a til a vera andlega sinnaur urfi a hafna trarbrgum, s jafnvel "sync" vi menn eins og gufringinn Karl Barth (og s er ekki frjlslyndur).

g reyndi a leita essa bk uppi hr BNA, egar g s hana staflanum num, en finn bara "The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality" eftir sama hfund. Veistu hvort a s sama bk?

Sindri Gujnsson - 07/07/09 23:52 #

g er einmitt a fara a kaupa bkina frnsku. "L'esprit de l'athism: Introduction a une spirituality sans Dieu."

Haukur - 10/07/09 12:32 #

g ni bara ekki rfinni fyrir sumu sem hann talai um.

Er ekki tilfelli a margir boandi/opinskir/virkir trleysingjar hafi ekki essar arfir ea hvatir? Mr verur hugsa til Vantrarmannsins sem sagist ekki myndu tra gu jafnvel tt hann vri til.

Matti - 10/07/09 12:39 #

Kannski hef g (vi) ekki essar hvatir en hugsanlega er etta bara spurning um hvernig umran fer fram.

Allir (held g) hafa rf fyrir a finnast eir vera hluti af strra samhengi. Finna einhvern fri huganum.

g held g urfi a lesa bkina aftur seinna (a.m.k. rija hlutann) og sp betur essu. g er nefnilega hugamaur um essi ml g hafi ekki n rfinni vi fyrsta lestur.