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Sunday, February 15, 2009


Manuel G. Daugherty Razetto

Thanks Carl for introducing Peter Kreeft's essay. What sheer delight to read his thoughts. I only knew little about his books and will certainly take up on his work.
Comparative Religion studies widen our scope intellectually as well spiritually.
I didn't agree with his thoughts that 'eastern religions' ought to be considered , mostly, as philosophies; i.e.: there is a huge difference between Hinayana and Mahayana Budhism: one is more for the masses and is tremendously religious while the other one is highly orthodox and philosophical.


I'm surprised that Peter Kreeft needs only eight pages to prove that a (the) supernatural realm exists! His bottom line 'proof' on the last page asserts that "...since any act of knowing transcends its object, the act of knowing the universe transcends the universe."

As a material reductionist, it's obvious to me that acts of "knowing" are simply specific bio-chemical configurations of my brain that, dead or alive, is very much a part of the universe

As Sagan often observed, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." Antiquated scholastic logic games might be helpful for sudoku, but little else.

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