Mistercliff's Blog – August 2011 Archive (3)

Freethinking News, August 28, 2011

This week's news in skepticism:



 

Good evening, and welcome to Freethinking News.

This is the night of Sunday, August 28th, 2011.

In our top story, the Arab spring has reached a new level of success for freedom and democracy in the Middle East when the regions most violent and oppressive dictator, Allah, was captured in a bloodless coup. The disposed deity was tried at The Hague for crimes against humanity.…

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Added by mistercliff on August 28, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Plan

So enough with the suspense already, here's the first part of my plan:

So I'll fly to Spain in either February or March of 2012, volunteer for about a month, and then bike the pilgrimage trail, the Caminho, or Way of Saint James. I'm preparing for about two months. It'll be an adventure unlike any I've yet done!
Saint James is the patron Saint of travelers.…
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Added by mistercliff on August 28, 2011 at 1:11am — 2 Comments

Journey's End/New Trailhead

The end of every journey marks the beginning of something new. I, a skeptic and traveler, have decided to quit my job, pack up my things, and make an epic trek along an ancient pilgrimage trail.

Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Steven Pinker have gone to great lengths to explain that so-called spiritual phenomena actually do occur and we will be a great deal closer to understand them if we separate the meditative from the mystic. I agree, feeling that the very idea of a spiritual journey, a… Continue

Added by mistercliff on August 26, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments

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