Karen Armstrong – Today mythical thinking has fallen…

Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute we often dismiss it as irrational and self…


“Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.”
-Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong – Today we often think that…

Today we often think that before we start living a religious life we have first…


“Today we often think that before we start living a religious life we have first to accept the creedal doctrines and that before one can have any comprehension of the loyalty and trust of faith, one must first force one’s mind to accept a host of incomprehensible doctrines. But this is to put the cart before the horse.”
-Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong – Zionism was originally a rebellion…

Zionism was originally a rebellion against religious Judaism and the PLO Charter was essentially secularist…


“Zionism was originally a rebellion against religious Judaism and the PLO Charter was essentially secularist. But because the conflict was allowed to fester without a resolution, religion got sucked into the escalating cycle of violence and became part of the problem.”
-Karen Armstrong