Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Intersection Of "Light" As Physical Phenomenon And Religious Reference

Dear Timmy,

Thanks for your email.

I am not "up to speed" on quantum mechanics but encourage you to read a splendid book by America's premier professor of Comparative Religion, Houston Smith, whose late life "modified-memoir," "Why Religion Matters" contains a chapter devoted to the "intersection" of light as physical phenomenon and religious reference.

In the following online copy of "Why Religion Matters," pay close attention to "Part Two, Chapter 8." 

[PDF]Why Religion Matters - Brilliant Learning

Smith. The. Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Marginalizing. Religion. Handling .... that the book succeeds, it shows how and why religion matters. Huston ...

Here are other pertinent links - three reviews of "Why Religion Matters" and a long video presentation of Huston Smith given at Duke's University's Kenan Institute For Ethics. 

    Why Religion Matters - › ... › Religious Studies › Sociology

    Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief Paperback – June 27, 2006. ... Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller The World's Religions, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant ...

    Huston Smith, "Why Religion Matters: The Future of Faith ...

    Nov 3, 2009 - Uploaded by KenanEthics
    Kenan Institute for Ethics - Speeches & Panels - Video - WhyReligion Matters: The Future of Faith in an Age ...

    Book Review of Huston Smith's “Why Religion Matters” by R ...

    ... of Christian Studies reviews. Why Religion Matters Huston Smith Details: 2001, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN: 0060671025. Posted: February 19, 2003 ...

    Why Religion Matters - Goodreads › Religion › Theology

     Rating: 3.7 - ‎356 votes
    Jun 27, 2006 - Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller The World'sReligions, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being  ...
"Why Religion Matters" is thoroughly delightful: among its many "gifts" is an account of a paranormal experience Smith had while dining with old friends.

Please keep me posted!

I will be interested in your findings whatever their source.

Pax tecum


PS I also recommend a pop song about light (from a "Hindu" perspective) which Toronto friends Tommy Graham and Jenny Baboolal recorded years ago.

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 1:29 AM, Tim wrote:
Hey Alan,
Wondering what your experience with quantum mechanics is and interested in discussing the relevance of God in light of quantum mechanics if you find the time.


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