His ideas of religion are not what fills the mega-churches and sells millions of copies of “A Purpose Drive Life”. He doesn’t get to redefine what religion has been for thousands of years and claim that is what it always was. Scientists are driven by wonder. Most people who want religion, want simple answers. At least he acknowledged that the foundation of religion is not wonder, but he did a terrible job of defining what it is.
Sure, a few mystics looked up at the stars and asked what is real. Today, if someone asks that, you could write a poem, or they could learn about astronomy. It takes nothing away from them as a person that they choose not to write the poem. But if they choose to put down those who don’t write poems, then I question their humanity.
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