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Buddha’s Advice On Belief And Scepticism

You have to give Buddha a lot of credit.  This is a guy that in ~400 to 500 BC celebrated the law of conservation of energy as a truth to be internalized and made the basis of philosophy/religion. The notion … Continue reading

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Optimism To Abate Terrorism

I think that Active Philosophy needs optimism. The world needs optimism. We need to believe in decency. At the very least, we ought discount any notions of superiority. I’d like to assume that the majority of people in a stable environment … Continue reading

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Beyond Theology

“When God is dead, man, who was always defined as a creature other than God, begins to feel himself as other than reality – a sentimental irregularity in a dog-eat-dog system that might have been contrived by the Devil, if … Continue reading

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Excerpts from The Gospel According To Zen: Beyond The Death Of God

“A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: ‘Have you ever read the Christian Bible?‘ ‘No read it to me,’ said Gasan. The student opened the Bible and read from Saint Matthew: ‘And why take ye thought for raiment?  Consider … Continue reading

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The Grammar Of God

God – controversial. Some say it is tough to define, but such ambiguity doesn’t stop us from using the word “life.” No word is an obelisk, except for “obelisk.” Nothing is concrete, except for “concrete.” All is in flux. This … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking Proves My Point

Here is a quote from Stephen Hawking that illustrates my point about scientists trying to supplant God with word games: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” Hawking and his co-author, … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, Sarah Palin and Glen Beck are gathering thousands of right-wingers near the Lincoln Memorial. It is somewhat ironic, given that they are equating their cause (free market fascism) to the civil rights movements of the 60’s. Palin, an ex-governor, and … Continue reading

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God can teach lessons, even through atheists (i.e. Existence teaches us lessons)

I found this link while searching my favorite internet dump, reddit.com. This link is to an opinion article that briefly describes the experience of a Christian  being the guest of and living with an atheist family. The following passage from … Continue reading

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Universe, part II

This is in response to Universe. At times The Universe feels like God in new robes.  The Big Bang (it’s capitalized!) has a remarkable amount in common with Genesis.  Many scientists at the beginning of the 20th century including Einstein were … Continue reading

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Listen, Little Man

From a book of the same name by Wilhelm Reich, the “hero” of Century of the Self Part III; the psychoanalyst who showed us a way out of the Freudian embrace of the unconscious consuming mind, inspiration to millions of … Continue reading

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