Religion Exposed – Cultural Blindness


In his book “Lila”, author and philosopher Robert Pirsig tells of sailing into port at Cleveland, when because of misreading the chart he believed he was actually some twenty miles up shore in a completely different harbor. Yet the landscape seemed to tie in with the chart – until he remembered having discounted discrepancies between the map and the land, convincing himself that changes had been made to the shoreline since the chart was produced. Writing about himself in the third person, Pirsig states: “It was a parable for students of scientific objectivity. Wherever the chart disagreed with his observations he rejected the observation and followed the chart… Read More

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