All this buzz about Creationists, Dawkins, Intelligent Design, Darwin – what is it all about?
With regard to theistic religions the question is, whether there is an absolute good, almighty, and all-knowing God when there is the evil, physical as well as moral maladies. The intellectual defence of this God in face of physical and moral maladies are the different forms of what is called theodicy. However, in course of time, I got dissatisfied with and dismissive of this approach.
I already almost live for six years in Vienna. But one thing never caught my eye and mind: the access to the main entrance of the Austrian Parliament Building doesn’t take place head on. It’s different with the German Reichtstag in Berlin. Suddenly I asked myself whether this architectural detail voices anything about the understanding of democracy in those countries.
In “More of The World Viewed” of his The World Viewed Stanley Cavell claims that movies provide the myth of lived democracy against the myth of ruled democracy. But they cannot provide it by showing democracy at work, since that would made it a mere utopia. He explains this by referring to the 30ies’ comedies.