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.
... by commentators based on the fact that the redactors of Jesus's sayings and deeds did not bother to depict a laughing Jesus , prompted , perhaps , by the memory of the crucifixion ' and the Roman military occupation of Palestine .
44 Now , all these trickster figures are connected with the sacred in some way , perhaps indicating from time immemorial the necessity of conceiving humor at the heart of the holy WHERE TO BEGIN Given the considerations briefly ...
... they are true only when they are present together , and any effort to prefer one over the other is a betrayal of the very reality of existing . Claims such as this are paradoxical , though perhaps in a weaker sense of this down .
... in a desperate attempt to escape the Enlightenment search for metanarratives , have given up the quest for truth at all . EPIMENIDES THE CRETAN Perhaps the most famous of all true paradoxes is that attributed to Epimenides .
But perhaps the real point is that they cannot be really solved , because they are true paradoxes . They are logically intractable and incomprehensible . The only way to " solve " them is to step beyond them .