Friday, May 22, 2009

Karen Armstrong: 2008 TED Prize wish: Charter for Compassion

This is a speech from the author of History of God. She has a very insightful approach on how people of faith, those without, and everyone in between. As an atheist, she speaks very eloquently about faith and what it should mean.

7 Comments:

Anonymous n2meic said...

Grampa,

Thanks for this. I agree, Karen is insightful and quite an eloquent speaker.

Many thanks......Peace.

May 27, 2009 at 4:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Grampa Caligula said...

She has a way with discussing religion that won me over a few years ago. Of course, I'm a also sucker for commentary in an english accent . . .

May 28, 2009 at 8:52:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, her English accent is captivating, as well as some of her writings. Years ago, I read her book, "A History of God" and found it to be insightful and historically informative.

May 28, 2009 at 11:38:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous n2meic said...

In case it's confusing, I am Anonymous @ 11:38am. Sorry, I forgot to post my name.

May 28, 2009 at 11:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Grampa Caligula said...

I read that book as well. I remember reading the chapter a few times when she discussed how the Trinity was reconciled. The first time I read it, I glossed over it and missed the point. After a careful re-reading, it occurred to me that setting a standard of faith is not unlike setting a standard in science: it all ends in a vote.

May 29, 2009 at 5:56:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous n2meic said...

Grampa-"it occurred to me that setting a standard of faith is not unlike setting a standard in science: it all ends in a vote."

Yes, I agree. Over the years I have realized that one's faith is both a standard to live by, and a standard to strive for. At least, that is what I have found out 'thus far'.

June 6, 2009 at 1:31:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous n2meic said...

Happy Father's Day!

June 21, 2009 at 8:09:00 PM PDT  

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