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Echoes and Mirrors» Blog Archive » In which I display my breadth of knowledge and cite an authoritative figure to make a point

In which I display my breadth of knowledge and cite an authoritative figure to make a point

“Just as the individual egoist puts further questions up to a point, but desists before reaching conclusions incompatible with his egoism, so also the group is prone to have a blind spot for the insights that reveal its well-being to be excessive or its usefulness at an end.” – Bernard Lonergan, Insight

If that doesn’t describe organized religion resisting skepticism and atheism (or its own lack of necessity to modern man), then I don’t know what it is. And Lonergan was a Jesuit priest and I’m sure he certainly didn’t have that application in mind.

Insight is a fascinating book. The first few chapters (200 pages worth) about math and science are rough to get through, but then it opens up in a very rewarding way. Hopefully I’ll get around to writing up something more substantive on the whole of the book after I get done with it.

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