Curious as to whether anyone here has read Yuval Noah Harari's books Sapiens and/or Homo Deus, or has seen his YouTube videos on the subject of religions. Summarized extremely briefly, his perspective is that "liberal humanism" is the most dominant religion on the planet, and that (as he defines it), it captures both believers and non-believers under its umbrella. Its defining characteristic is the value and sacrosanctity of the individual and the value of the subjective perspective. There's more, obviously, but for those who have read him and/or seen his videos, what are your thoughts?
Yes, I found them very compelling. His explanation of intersubjective belief is profound. We are genetically upper paleolithic hunter gatherers and all of our culture, government and religion are made up by the human animal. It is easy for we skeptics of religion to see through it, and everybody seems to understand fiat money, but all of culture? Yes, mull over that a while.
Thanks for the summation. wow. That would be the ideal world, wouldn't it? Sounds like Tolerance to me. I was referred to Harari by another member and did look him up on youtube but haven't had time for depth. You may get learned discussion from this, so I'm adding this to my favorite post AND if I haven't already, I'll add you to the members I follow. ejbman. This somehow gives me hope for humanity.