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“Skepticism in Religion and Cults“
This week, we will discuss Skepticism and Religion. The nuances go far beyond questioning the existence of God. David Hume’s life and ideas (in the Scottish school) were observed as “atheistic” in character. Essentially, he was an empiricist (deriving beliefs from experiences and the senses). Also, Thomas Hobbes took a minimalist approach to religion, claiming that “knowledge of a God with infinite attributes [is] beyond the scope of human understanding” (from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). We’ll also cover some ideas from how cults abuse religion to indoctrinate people. Please join StoicDan and Joe Bullock for this thought-provoking new lecture.
David Hume’s Skepticism and Naturalism
Thomas Hobbes and his Minimalism Theology
Richard Dawkins interview: Theology & Anthropology
Life in a Cult: Mind Control
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