All Blog Posts Tagged 'soul' (6)

A Secular-Humanist Definition of "the Soul"

“I always wondered how much my soul was worth.  So when Cinemax asked me if I’d go on camera to interview soft-core porn stars on the set of its new series, ‘Sin City Diaries,’ in return for $2,000 and a free night in Las Vegas, I discovered that my soul was worth some amount less than $2,000 and a free night in Las Vegas.”

Joel Stein



In other writings I have defined two of the most vague yet most powerful religious buzzwords – “God”…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Layer 07: Meditations

I'm sorry if this is all rather vague.

Today I am Lain. I am Gulliver. I am a weary traveller in a strange world. I don't understand much and I am tired of hearing the noise of all these voices giving conflicting explanations. Today I don't care about understanding it. I'm tired of trying to defend why I don't believe in magic. In a nutshell it is this: Magic is science we don't understand…

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Added by Tak G. on May 8, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

I know how it started

I’ve always wondered, “When did humans realize they were mortal?”



Were we Australopithecus? Homo erectus? Or did we have to wait until we were fully Homo sapiens?





Imagine a small group of early humans. What did they think was happening when one of them was killed by a predator and became “something” that resembled the very same meat they had for dinner last night! What did they think? Did they consciously tell themselves “we are just mobile meat waiting to be killed… Continue

Added by Philippe on February 5, 2010 at 6:46am — 3 Comments

Expressing, musically, the vicious cycle of self-pity

I'm not much of an emo, but...… Continue

Added by Arkan Enci on October 18, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

An Offering on Free Will





Recently I have been engaged in a discussion with Percival, a liberal Christian, regarding free will and natural determinism. He stated that they were incompatible, whereas I disagreed. Here is a summation of his statement and my own.




PERCIVAL:

I assert that free will and naturalism are completely…
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Added by NH Baritone on March 2, 2009 at 8:56am — 4 Comments

The Metaphysical Naturalist

After my first posting the day I joined Nexus, someone asked, "What is a metaphysical naturalist?" He could as easily have asked, "What is a naturalist?"

There are many kinds of naturalists, which for almost 3000 years has meant that whether or not a god exists, everything in the world is natural and operates on natural laws.

But actual, true atheism was almost unheard of in ancient Greece. Atheism was the mere denial that the many thousands of gods that were believed to exist had… Continue

Added by Curtis Edward Clark on November 7, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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