“The proposed mechanism is all out of proportion with the described effects,” vorjack says of astrology. And I agree.
The impetus for that post was the introduction of Patheos’ new Astrology channel.
I’m not a fan of astrology. I do not believe in it — do not believe it is true or helpful. As such I regard it with suspicion as a vehicle for hucksters.
But then I’m a Christian — an American evangelical Christian. So I’m not in any position to dismiss a belief system just because it may have been exploited by disingenuous hucksters over the years.
Plus I admire Patheos’ commitment to genuine, robust religious and spiritual pluralism. And that means celebrating such pluralism in the particular as well as in the abstract. More voices and more perspectives is a Good Thing, even when that means, by definition, more voices and more perspectives with which I disagree.
Read the rest at Slacktivist: Your fate is not written in the stars.