Spinoza’s Religion

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Spinoza’s Religion
A brief reflection on Clare Carlisle’s fascinating new book on the possibility of religion as defined and lived by famed 17th century heretic, Baruch Spinoza.
Don’t Get Crispy
“Most people fall into what he calls ‘crispation’: a tensed and crusted shape in life—’as though each one of us secreted a kind of shell which gradually hardened and imprisoned him’.”
Lynch on Humans as Detectives
“We don’t know why we’re here. We don’t know much about anything we’re floating on a ball and something they call a universe on the edge of a Galaxy with about a 100 or 200 billion suns and we are going to football games and watching TV. It’s like pretty crazy.”