Re: Chapter 14: Antiscience
I was brought up in the Church of England and went to a CofE School. We would be confirmed into the faith at the age of 12 years or so.....and we then were requred to know the creed and the catechism off by heart:
The catechism went:-
This is just the beginning. It is quite long.....but this is the bit that I remember....because it made me begin to question rather than indoctrinate me. I was quite bemused by the devil and all his works, and the pomps and vanity of this wicked world......and....as for all the sinful lusts of the flesh......I couldn't imagine what my Godparents had renounced on my behalf.
and of course when I was a little older I thought the lusts of the flesh were the best thing....and I wouldn't have dreamt of renouncing them...LOL
I honestly think it is just that I found it all very interesting.....and I am still quite fascinated by various religions and their tenets. Most people are not the least bit interested......they might be loyal to their faith.....and quite pious, but not really interested in the actual history and meaning or lack of........
As I have said....it isn't a virtue.....It is just what I find interesting and important. I know that others don't find it in the least interesting by the glazed look that covers their countenances....and I have lost quite a few friends that way. So, now I don't tell em....unless they ask. Which they do from time to time.