After atheism can religion be rebuilt? For philosopher Paul Ricoeur, religion after atheism must be built on the hermeneutics of suspicion, that is to say, it is concerned with the suspicion that enables 'doing away with idols' but also the hope that comes from 'paying attention to symbols'. Of Marx, Nietzsche and Freud, whom he … Continue reading Religion after atheism
God after atheism – what the word ‘God’ fails to mean
'The word "God" does not function as a philosophical concept.... Even if one is tempted to say...that "God" is the religious name for being, still the word "God" says more: it presupposes the total context constituted by the whole space of gravitation of stories, prophecies, laws, hymns, and so forth. To understand the word "God" … Continue reading God after atheism – what the word ‘God’ fails to mean
Can atheism make a new type of religion possible?
The French philosopher Paul Ricoeur wrote: ‘Atheism is not limited in meaning to the mere negation and destruction of religion, but ...rather, it opens up the horizon for something else, for a type of faith that might be called ...a postreligious faith or a faith for a postreligious age. ...it looks back toward what it … Continue reading Can atheism make a new type of religion possible?