Disturbed By Joy - An Evolutionary Perspective on Prayer

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life

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Summary for July 30, 2017

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Dear Folks -

In light of the relatively new insights we are getting from science - both from astrophysics and quantum mechanics - how are we to think of prayer? It is a legitimate question and concern. All religions as far as I know stress the importance of prayer. But, to whom are these prayers addressed if there is no “sky god”?

One of the things that can be said with certainty about the historical Jesus is that he prayed. He was also very critical of what prayer had become in his own Jewish religion. I called the talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week -

Disturbed By Joy

It is my effort to offer an evolutionary perspective on the matter of prayer. The recorded talk is quite different from the text of the talk. Also, the talk is enhanced, I think, by the cartoons and photographs that were shown.

You can read the text from which I spoke, find the presentation slides and the audio version of the talk using the links below..

If you are reading this, I want you to know how grateful I am for and to you.

Be well and much love,

Bill Kerley

To read or download the text of the talk, click here.

To view the presentation slides, click here.

To download or listen to the audio of the talk, use the link below.