Having taught philosophy most of my working life, and having also been deeply involved in the study of Indian thought, I came to the conclusion that advaita is one of the most sophisticated yet…Continue
The increasing appeal to 'spirituality' in much literature creates confusion and often suggests a religious or mystical connotation. Redefining spirituality in humanistic and secular ways seems…Continue
Gareth Mitchell of the BBC World Service programme Digital Planet (10/08/2010) presented one of the most hilariously ridiculous reports for a long time.The ‘Poor Clares nuns of St. Joseph’s in York…Continue
The title or name ‘God’ and its many equivalents in diverse religions and cultures, is owned by no one. Literally. Nor is it the property of any corporation or church, though it is perhaps the most…Continue
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I simply wish to promote some of what I consider the best quotes about religion by the sci-fi writer Frank Herbert. In my opinion he is an very insightful and serious critic of religion, having explored it himself very thoroughly
Religion is the emulation of the adult by the child. Religion is the encystment of past beliefs: mythology, which is guesswork, the assumptions of trust in the universe, those pronouncements which men…Continue
The crux of debate about the origin of the universe is whether something can arise spontaneously from nothing, that is that the Big Bang was a contingent event without any cause, such as an 'uncreated creator'.
The central concept that receives little or no attention in this debate is the concept of 'nothing'. By definition, nothing cannot exist. How then do we then even arrive at the idea of nothing?
The word 'nothing' is simply a contraction of 'no thing'. This shows that…Continue
A new discipline referred to as 'neurophilosophy' has been promoted by evolutionists like A.C. Grayling - also by geneticists and neuroscientists. Their serious and fully scientifically-oriented discipline attempts to interpret the results of neurology in terms of human experience and ideologies. It is specifically NOT related to the hybrid science-mysticism of 'neurotheology'…Continue