SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: CAROLINE SCHAFFALITZKY
What would a world without religion look like?
Caroline Schaffalitzky intends to show, how that thought experiment is a little more complicated than you might think.
It is completely natural, that many people associate belief with religion. Many people associate belief with religion and religion has shaped the society, we have today.
But while we praise the right to individual beliefs, religion is frequently chastised for its often conservative values, leaving many to dream of a world with no religion at all. But what would a world without religion look like?
It may seem easy – but Caroline Schaffalitzky cautions that things are not that simple. Because what is religion today. It is not just the simple belief of a higher power – it is also the actions, meanings, and traditions that relate to it.
What would it take to remove religion and all the things and practices it has shaped? It would mean no more Christmas or yoga and much of our cultural heritage stemming from Norse Mythology would disappear – along with all the names based on religious traits or characters. And the names of the months and days.
And that is just the beginning… Are you ready to test your own thoughts on religion?
Join us on February 7th, 2019 at Bremen Teater to meet Caroline Schaffalitzky, and experience her breakdown of what a world would look like without religion.
Caroline Schaffalitzky holds a Ph.D. and is Associate Professor of Philosophy
"To believe or not to believe"
That used to be the question. Today, believing in something is more complex, constantly changing and evolving. In a society that encourages individual freedom, we are constantly exposed to people who perceive the world around us in a different way. Individual belief is celebrated and although our beliefs may be different we are brought together through the knowledge that belonging is an integral part of personal existence
We are changing and so are the things we believe in and the values we hold. As Western values evolve from the religious to the individual and secular, our beliefs move beyond spirituality. Thanks to innovations in modern technology, a wealth of information is now easy to indulge in. But with an infinite amount of information, truth becomes increasingly relative, causing our beliefs and values to evolve.
What do we actually believe in? Why do we believe? How have our beliefs changed? In the upcoming TEDxCopenhagen event, we want to explore the modern landscape of what we believe in, what you believe in, what they believe in and what it all means to us.
From February 7th. 2019, Bremen Theater, Copenhagen.