Posted: Feb 10, 2012 7:08 pm
by Jeffersonian-marxist
Neoplatonic ruminations fused with the metaphysical tales of a first century carpenter is where we get this idea, and obsession, of a fixed and unalterable truth. A good way to view these "problems," indeed all of philosophy, is like Rorty: pontifications on the intuitions of the Greeks. You would never had attempted to find some "solid ground" for your beliefs if you hadn't heard of that seventeenth century snail-eater. You don't need a good reason to criticize religion and its adherents, I do it because they annoy me. I don't need a rationalization.