I'm blessed to have certain people in my life who are supportive and meaningful to me personally and push me intellectually and professionally. Chris Yeh happens to be one of those individuals in my life. He rolled out an awesome post on religion.
The trippy thing about Chris is if i had to bet he probably wrote it in 20 minutes. He's as adept at being extemporaneously insightful as anyone I know.
When speaking of the vexing nature of certainty used in religious organizations he wrote:
By the way, the problem of certainty is by no means limited to religion--it is a problem for politics, science, and those doomed souls who are fans of the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys
He's funny and right. Certainty is such a dangerous and yet effective tool at our disposal.
I know you'll find the whole post insightful so I'll risk it and put the last sentence which is classic Chris:
Perhaps what the world needs are some marketing geniuses to sell the world on skeptical, tolerant religions. Any volunteers?
I'm booked at least through the holidays so it would have to be an '08 initiative at best for me. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and check out his post.
Now if he would only share with me his mystic ability to never pay for lunch I think I would officially be saved.