The phrase “circle of faith” has occurred in several pk modules, posts: in one of faith, for example. I’ll expand here:
Religion is a circle of faith. Members rehearse, agree, on the group’s certainties, God’s correct name is Jehovah, the Church will save us … The group gangs up on anyone not rehearsing the right answer. Thus, Jesus, Galileo, Darwin will always be shouted down.
Religion will win over science, or, sciece will near-instantly become religion, the second the bureaucrat can supervise the messiah.
Christians agreeing that God’s name was Jehovah, not Allah, not Baal, never irritated me the way the group of anarchists did who’d invited this founder of the Free Learning Exchange to their meetings, 1970. Mixed with their anarchism was a giant spoon worth of Marxism. One fool keep repeating that there was a “correct” interpretation of history. Cheez! I loved that group anyway.
Some of their liberalisms were aggressive: homosexuality, for example. And I think they were all on weed. What did they make of me in their midst? I’ve got to tell these stories further, as stories, in my personal area.