Doubt and Reassurance Volume II
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We know too much to believe, too much of science and suffering, genes and genocides, DNA and disasters. Old answers and even old questions seem irrelevant. But still we want to understand, though understand we know not what. The time has come again, that ancient time of wrenching change.As Aztec gods burned at the hands of the Spanish, as telescopes and microscopes unmasked the facades of myth and magic, again our gods fall. The shiny baubles of possessions that have held our transfixed attention, as a dangling mobile entrances the infant in a crib, are torn down by our own greedy grasp.The sparkling trophy-houses and SUV's, the hedge funds and stock derivatives, lie shattered on the floor. We stand in the crib of this world, look around at the gods and spiritual pacifiers lying on the floor, and realize we are left with...only each other...and the God revealed in the infant eyes peering through the bars of our individual cribs. Designed for the limited reading time of the modern lifestyle, the "moment for reading" format of Doubt & Reassurance weaves a continuous tapestry of deeply personal spiritual relevance by employing threads of bite-sized entries of thought provoking insight, encouragement, enlightenment, inspiration, and the occasional kick in the spiritual backside. With no institutional corner to call its own, Doubt & Reassurance calls to every corner, rattling liturgical cages and invoking surprising science. Doubt & Reassurance appeases the gnawing spiritual hunger of the modern world by addressing everyone's personal experience....the experience of the individual intellectually torn from their fundamentalist background by education; the orthodox atheist raised on science yet feeling an inexplicable sense that there must be more; the modern Asian on the way to their high tech job while commuting past the temples in which their family still worships...these diverse paths converge onto a commonly shared, universal human awareness of...?