3 Approaches to Religion – An Illustrated Post

27 Feb

The first illustration shows how the gullible, vulnerable and indoctrinated view their dogma:

The second approach illustrates a pragmatic approach. This is better than the first one, and it’s tempting sometimes, but it can render one vulnerable to hucksterism and manipulation (see first illustration):

The third approach is the one I recommend – read carefully and widely, and think critically about everything you read:

Thus endeth today’s illustrated sermon.

P.S. – the sermon applies to politics too.

— the chaplain


4 responses to “3 Approaches to Religion – An Illustrated Post

  1. desertscope

    February 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Word of caution: it turns out the second one can get you arrested.

  2. the chaplain

    February 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Should I amend the post to read, “…it can render one vulnerable to hucksterism, manipulation and arrest?”

  3. Kagehi Kohn

    February 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Should be noted, for any theists, or political party adherents, that the last one doesn’t mean, “Only propaganda from churches, think tanks, and sources that already agree with you.” Because, you know, those people have a vested interest in, “telling the truth”, regardless of wanting you to believe only in them…

  4. Ahab

    March 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    The first cartoon is pretty insightful — many scriptures have detailed descriptions of miracles, paradises, and hells, but leave out mundane but important details.


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