Friday, September 30, 2005

Star Light Star Bright

On a coffee run yesterday I was musing with a non-religious colleague about religion and belief. He noted that in his view religious belief tends to wither once human needs are met and people obtain physical comforts.

I replied that this appeared largely true, but the actual reason was not because the meeting of our physical needs negated a psychological need to believe. Rather, our urban technologically advanced society has obscured the stars. I told him that the aquisition of belief in God becomes much more dificult if you can't see the stars.

He laughed a scoffing laugh.

But it's true.


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