[quote author=“KFD”]Guy who read Tolkien all day vs. Tolkien Fan club
Seriously, disorganized religion is of course preferred, because they have less of a chance to be a powerful lobby. But it still does not remove that faith thing which clouds people’s judgement.
That faith cannot, and will never be removed. Unless we are prepared to claim that every person is going to be educated to the point they do not need to rely on others for guidance, there will always be faith of some sort.
It would be better to refocus faith off of the supernatural, and instead to human nature and our capacity to understand.
Who is Tolkien, by the way? I have read very very little philosophy. I prefer my own mind, and my own abilities to use reason. Many men have said many inspiring things, but I do not see them as anything other than men like you and I. I’m not familiar with anyone elses theories, however at this point, I gladly conceed that all subjects of philosophy have been explored by previous philosophers. We need a few new ones to bring philosophy back to the forefront. I recommend Einstein in his compilation Ideas and Opinions. His words are as powerful as ANY other philosopher, yet noone knows anything about him. (I was interested in the theory of relativity after I made a post on this site, and was pleased to find a copy at my local library. I had no idea he did anything besides science.)