11 08, 2020

Science and Religion are not Similar

By |2020-08-11T06:09:37-07:00August 11th, 2020|Thoughts|

I read an article by a professor who wanted to show that science and religion are similar. I think that the support he offers for his view is simplistic and, worse, it is wrong.   The professor’s view The professor argued that both science and religion have the same outlook and are therefore alike. Both, [...]

4 07, 2012

Religious experiences are figments of the immagination

By |2012-07-04T05:04:23-07:00July 4th, 2012|Thoughts|

By Israel Drazin   Science has proven beyond doubt that when people think they are having a religious, spiritual, or mystic encounter, or a feeling of sensing God, they are really not doing so, they only think they are. Ralph D. Mecklenburger, in his 2012 book, Our Religious Brains, describes the scientific findings of how the [...]

28 05, 2012

Religion or Science? And Can we be Rational?

By |2012-05-28T06:02:48-07:00May 28th, 2012|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                                             By Israel Drazin   A very knowledgeable reader of my writings wrote to me asking two questions. The first was: do I think religious people should study philosophy or science? The question was prompted by my use of the word philosophy frequently.   I understand that the great Greek and Jewish philosophers Aristotle [...]

29 12, 2011

The Lonely Man of Faith

By |2011-12-29T05:51:26-07:00December 29th, 2011|Book Reviews|

The Lonely Man of Faith By Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Maggid Books and OU Press, 2012, 79 pages     Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993) was a highly respected rabbi and teacher and the mentor of over 2,000 rabbis. He had a PhD from the University of Berlin, wrote his doctoral dissertation on the philosopher [...]