Why Mysticism 2020?
Virtually everything that can be said about mysticism has already been said. I've re-launched this blog with a new, quicker-to-read format: I start with a quotation from someone, then add a little bit of commentary which (hopefully) will contextualize it.
This blog represents the culmination of my decades-long attempt to bridge the gap between mainstream Christianity, atheism, and agnosticism. I think it’s unfortunate that when people think about religion, they immediately jump into separate camps and refuse to engage in a meaningful way. For example, a die-hard atheist might refuse to watch a TV comedy such as Good Omens or The Good Place simply because they “don’t believe any of that bullshit.” Whereas a mainstream Christian might turn off one of those shows if anything smacks of “heresy.”
Given that one definition of compromise is when the guy that doesn’t get what he wants makes sure the other guy doesn’t either, I offer this blog. My experience with it so far is that it annoys traditional Christians and atheists equally, making it quite a challenge to find a target audience.
Although the blog contains some irreverent humor, the topic itself is as serious as it can be. Most people are unaware of the long history of mystical, apophatic and existentialist Christian thought. These traditions, along with others, contain a view of the nature of the universe – and yes, of God – that can survive any logical analysis and inquiry.
I encourage you to suspend any preconceived notions that you have and read some of the posts for the message they actually send.
Please also visit http://www.appealing.film for information on a film on these same topics.