Book Exchange with Religious Experiement

A while back I mentioned that I was engaging in a book exchange.

My book arrived today – Letters from a Skeptic.

A book that compiled correspondence between a believer son and a non-believer father. What that non-belief means, I’ll find out when I read – as often, Christians view the unchurched, cafeteria or angry at god people with people who do not have any of the same beleifs.

So, we’ll see if it’s an actually skeptical perspective or just anger/dislike denier/fallen faithful.

In any case, I am most interested in the son half of the equation, and what learning his understanding, will do for mine.

Thanks Jenny – let’s have some fun.

As a side note, Jenny is a slower reader while I am an avid reader.

I actually went to a bookstore to find something to read while I was waiting for my Mom. I was going to buy a book on Physics for beginners, I want to explore something new.

And I almost bought:

When I randomly came across this and got it instead.

So I am also reading:

3 thoughts on “Book Exchange with Religious Experiement

  1. Pingback: Book Exchange – Report 1 | Random Ntrygg

  2. Do tell about the Randomness selection! I am curious to know if it ties into chaos theory in physics. There are so many fascinating aspects to the theory. Random? Maybe not, maybe not. I personally dig patterns and find the Fibonacci Sequence fascinating especially in regards to DaVincis art and the patterns found in nature. Fascinating stuff. have fun!

    Peace or chaos, your choice, Jen

    • Well, our brains are pattern seekers, but we aren’t good or natural at determining probability – and that’s where the chaos, random alignments and happenstance occur.

      So we remember the bits that form a pattern that upholds our beliefs and we ignore what doesn’t support or reinforce that.

      Because I have a background in security/emergency preparedness, I have developed some probability capacity – but the trauma I’ve undergone and am bouncing back from – that’s made me hunker down to just consider patterns and I was lost in the endless circles of going over the same data over and over – without considering probability and random factors.

      So, it’s a whole new ballgame now.

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