I have not decided yet whether to spend one or two weeks on this subject.
The trouble is that I feel a pressing need to inoculate the students somewhat against certain traps of irreligious thought. Any survey of religions runs the risk of encouraging, by its very nature, a series of mental blocks against the possibility of taking any one tradition seriously.
- Indifferentism - "It's all the same god anyway."
- Agnosticism - "There's no way to prove any of this; what's the point in trying?"
- Consumerism - "I pick and choose the beliefs that fit me."
- Individualism - "I don't believe in organized religion."