This post will be for those who misunderstand how religion works. I am not contending that I have a clear idea about all the aspects of religion, but it certain ain’t just about beliefs. Most of my readers clearly understand that. But oddly enough, this misunderstanding blinds many theists and atheists alike. So, over time, I will build up links on this post to help broaden the perspectives of those who try to boil all religion down to belief.
Recently, visiting some atheist blogs where “I hate all religion” Atheists abound among their commentors. (Atheist Revolution and A Friendly Atheist). I am running into this opinion over and over. To educate those fiery Atheists about religion is difficult — they think they already understand religion perfectly. But I will try. So over time, I will build up links here for the precious few who will want to jump out of their echo chambers for a bit.
So to start this post, let me point you to this link I saw today:
- “The Signaling Value of Religious Beliefs” : Beliefs are used as signals, rather than truth statements.