It is a term for 'Scientific bent of mind'. It is used to differentiate itself from 'Pure Reason', but an approach based on both logic or rationalism as well as 'empiricism'. Enlightenment rationalism is nothing but the approach of 'science'
Yeah, well when I was a Christian I Was a pretty big part of the church. But now that I am an atheist I'm not sure what to do with myself. I miss feeling like I was a part of a community. I mean I'm not going to go back to being ignorant because of that, I guess I'm just looking for a community to be a part of. Do you get what I'm saying?
Thank you so much. I look forward to coming here to get my shot of sanity for the day. Maybe I am just getting old and grumpy, but it seems as if as the years tick by I am becoming less and less tolerant of ignorance. Maybe ignorance is too harsh. I am trying to figure out why ANYONE would voluntarily put themselves in a position of "mental slavery" to something that is not real. Or anything, real or not real for that matter. I have spent decades researching world religions (and Christianity more in depth) so I feel I have paid the topic it's due respect. I have looked at it from every angle I can possibly imagine (including the metaphysical) and I am STILL coming up empty with answers at the age of 43. Thanks again, I look forward to learning from people of like mind.