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Atheist Zen?

OK - so I have been attending a Zen center and doing koans and zazen (sitting meditation) there for the past 6 months or so. I definitely like the calming and "centering" of awareness that I get from meditation of various types. I attach no "supernatural" attributes to this. I do think that our minds are often very inefficient and bound up in unnecessary chaos which awareness can help "treat".

On the other hand even in Zen, which is supposed to be sort of spartan and free of… Continue

Added by David S. on February 19, 2009 at 10:05am — 6 Comments

Home sick

Home sick - I suspect evil spirits have entered me again. Anyone know of a good "man of god" that can perform silly rituals to help me?

Perhaps Benny Hinn - he seems super legit. I don't want any charlatans now - just humble servants on fire with the spirit. Let me know...

Added by David S. on February 13, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

Good Nova program on the ID crazies trying to make creationism appear as science and get it into the Dover, PA school system. Its so infuriating that they try to make as if Intelligent Design is a new scientific theory that is being actively investigated by real scientists. These bible freaks are like an insidious pest that relentlessly tries to invade our foodstuff.

I am hoping that humanity has risen high enough in our collective intellect that we will be able to suppress the ID… Continue

Added by David S. on February 11, 2009 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments

Holy Crap!!

OK - so I stopped drinking a little over 7 months ago. {Works for me - don't judge :-) } Anyway - I occasionally go to AA meetings during lunch just to scare me into staying on the wagon. Today there was so much talk of God and how you have to come to believe in God - and the fact that it always ends in an Our Father - Ugghhh - but AA literature always says its not based on any particular belief system and that the "higher power" can be anything. Bullshit.

I am not trying to take the… Continue

Added by David S. on February 10, 2009 at 2:39pm — 7 Comments

Well, well, well....

OK - so, how did I end up here? Well, I was raised Catholic - REALLY Catholic, like born again Catholic - part of the whole charismatic, healing, speaking in tongues thing that somehow made it from the snake handlers in Appalachia to seemingly mainstream Catholicism in the 80's. Anyway - I grew up with prayer groups meeting at my house etc. Everything was about Jesus. I never figured out how we deluded ourselves into thinking we were monotheistic, given the Trinity, Mary, and all the thousands… Continue

Added by David S. on February 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

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