During my seminary class this evening on world religions, we were discussing the role of institutionalized religion in society and individual lives. Conversation arose concerning the extent to which traditional religious belief and practice (of any variety) exist as a "crutch" for the masses who need something more certain and tangible to hold onto than what is really known about reality. And the question then arose, "what is the relationship between truth and doctrine?" In other words, to what extent does (or even can) doctrine correspond to truth/reality?
Labels: Culture, Theology