As readers of this blog know, I believe that a synthesis of sound science and ancient spiritual traditions (combined with a healthy dose of humility) is necessary to avoid the dangers of fundamentalism, whether it be religious fundamentalism or scientific fundamentalism. One of the reasons I am a Catholic is because the Church has long supported science and the integration of faith and reason.
Dave Pruett had an excellent article in the Huffington Post this week what happens when this relationship between science and religion is severed. The result is contemporary Western civilization with its reduction of human beings to GDP units, consumerism and ecological damage. I encourage you to read the entire article (which references Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry) but set forth below is an excerpt:
[I]n The Power of Myth (1988), the late Joseph Campbell explored the vital ways in which mythology — the overarching story of…
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