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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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