05 July 2008

More Atheism, kinda

I completed a more scholarly work today. Breaking the Spell, by Daniel C Dennett, is a study of religion as a natural phenomenon, like language and other cultural aspects. He asks a lot of deep questions about the evolution of religion.

This one was really dense. It was ok, a 4, and not as informative as I had hoped. It is a book of a lot of questions about what we don't know about religion. One thing that I did like was that at the end of each chapter he gives a little recap and sums up what he's talking about.

Watched The Happening and yes, it kinda sucked. The premise was great but the dialogue was horrible. R and I could have written a better film. Seriously, it is the type where we see the characters walking through a field towards a house and one stops and says "hey guys look! a house!" It is a 3.

As for life, things seem to be going well. Feeling better, moving next week, getting stuff done i hope. I am taking a yoga class and really like it so far.

2 comments:

  1. I just bought an essay collection today called Godless in Eden (Fay Weldon). Not sure how great it'll be or even how much it *really* deals with religion (or a lack), but it looks yummy nonetheless.

    Sorry to hear The Happening sucked.

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  2. Not heard of the collection but it sounds interesting. Shyamalan normally is pretty good but this one just wasn't up to snuff.

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