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The title of the blog – religion, is as general as directional. From mine, and I hope not only my observations, the hunger of this topic is permanently insatiate at all. However, there is no regular discussion, or rather, it is not to very much. Non-reflective acceptance or vicious attack prevails (I ignore academic discussions, these are still presentthere for luck). I decide to think loudly. It’s true that I do it not to many to often – lack of time. And offcourse not only religion, but also of any philosophical thinking you wish – we’ll see.

The more the offensive minded writer, the better. At least, it’s not about the so-called “only right views,” but the search for the truth. Man as homo religiosus must face this question, even if the answer is negative. Yes I am a theologian and is in some way influences my attitude towards the problem.

If you are an atheist, I hope you are not belligerent. I hate all kinds of fanaticisms – religious ones as well. Even those subtles, as in the Paul Dirac case, about him Wolfgang Pauli expressed once time: “There is no God, and Dirac is his prophet.” An interesting parabola with shahada  لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللهThere is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is His Prophet- pronounced three times, he makes us a follower. Indeed – it can not be said that God exists, but it is also absurd to say also that He does not exist. This is exactly faith.

Well – a system of values that is based only on the attachment to symbolism and safe identification with a group in which we feel comfortable, it’s a little bit not enough. If not even it’s a road to nowhere. Of course, I do not promote different views. Rather, I try to point out that the symbol remains only a symbol and is not a reality in itself. We are brought up in specific cultural contexts. If you ask both the atheist and the theist, do he believe – the answer will be relatively obvious. However, both (even subconsciously) will think about this “Elder Lord with a beard”. Yes, this is the symbol. So, maybe we should turn it into another? After all, in such way described God does not exist. Yes, but it will still be a symbol. The only thing I reach is possible extravaganza. Therefore, only what I can do is to realize that I must use any symbol and not to dogmatic it. It is clear that the way of symbols we choose – their quality and legibility, describe us. Aesthetics (with a wink), of this website is also a symbol describing of writer those words. Assuming, of course, that he is honest and not calculated for some kind of less or more conscious game, even with himself.[/vc_column_text]

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