Are you in the IGI Yearbook?
Started by rickymooston, May 17, 2013, 11:38:53 PM
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Quote from: jamesmiller on May 21, 2013, 04:16:26 PMAnd now on to myself (which is much less interesting than Daoism)!Well, basically I'm an academic, which means that I'm interested in thinking about and understanding how and why people think about religion, imagine religion and engage in religion. In my life I have engaged in various kinds of religious activities, and I have certainly been a "believer" in my youth so I am sympathetic to the religious journeys that people go through in their lives. At the same time, I wouldn't call myself a religious person, and certainly not a spiritual person (I don't believe in spirituality!), and I would also call myself an atheist at least in the sense that I don't believe in the traditional Jewish-Christian-Islamic god who created the world out of nothing (though I don't think many intellectual Christians believe in that story-book god either).
Quote from: Maggie the Opinionated on May 21, 2013, 04:43:16 PMThat aside, what are your particular research interests? Are there certain questions that are receiving a lot of attention in your field?
Quote from: jamesmiller on May 21, 2013, 04:09:02 PMDaoists accept the traditional Chinese view of a universe inhabited by many spirits and godsBut these gods are, like you and me, part of the cosmos, and embedded in a kind of universal life force known as Dao / Tao