Faith, Humor, and Paradox
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Всего страниц: 136
On the other side, Götz shows what happens when faith and humor depart from paradox: faith becomes dogmatic and fanatical, and humor becomes superficial and banal. Fanatical faith latches onto beliefs and dogmas rather than to the openness of paradox, and so it leads to terrorism against those who hold onto different beliefs. Götz also warns against an easy embrace of tolerance as the only alternative to fanaticism, because tolerance itself is imperfect and is often forced to accept evil. It should not, Götz argues, be the sole solution inculcated in our schools. This is a thoughtful and provocative analysis that will be of interest to the general reader as well as scholars and students interested in the place of religion in contemporary society.
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St. Augustine said in a sermon , " People laugh and weep , and it is a matter for weeping that they laugh . " 17 We do not know , of course , whether or not Jesus laughed . The fact that the Gospels do not say he did means nothing ...
relationship between the sacred and the comic , a relationship he terms dialectical ; because , he says , contrary to common prejudice , the sacred object or act requires not only the responses customarily associated with holy matters ...
In many cases they are not even a summary , but I believe I have said enough , in most cases , to give a sense of the importance of the issue and where my sympathies lie in the matter under discussion . NOTES 1.
See Ted Cohen , Jokes : Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters ( Chicago : The University of Chicago Press , 1999 ) , p . 52 . 28. Exodus 3 : 5 . 29. Isaiah 6 : 5 . 30. The Odyssey VIII . 326 ff . , in Great Books of the Western World ...
Therefore , if the theory is comprehensive and universal , it is contradictory , Q.E.D. 37 The purpose of the Parmenides does not seem to be to disprove Socrates's theory of participation ( or for that matter Parmenides's monism ) .