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Music and Morality


There is a widespread assumption among religious fundamentalists that their particular holy book is essential for the human expression of morality. It is believed that without the guidance provided by this or that holy book or some other apocalypse, humanity … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Demystifying Deconstructions


I’ve often heard “<Insert fantastically complex and mysterious thing here> is just <insert banal and allegedly well understood thing here.” “We’re just mammals.” “Did you know that atoms are just 99.9999999999996% empty space? So for the most part, we’re just … Continue reading

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Preppers and the Spiritual But Not Religious


Despite the health hazards assumed by living in an age of crisis, I am happy to be alive at this fantastically interesting period of history. Entrenched institutions everywhere are being revolutionized and the ensuing conflicts and dispersions of ideas and … Continue reading

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Authority, Meaning, and Myth


As I have developed a more mystical philosophy of life, I have had several conversations about my (heretical) beliefs. Invariably, the first questions with which I am presented are regarding authority. “Who is your authority? Do you submit to God’s … Continue reading

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Prayer vs. Meditation


The title of this blog makes it sound as if prayer and meditation are mutually opposed. I don’t hold this view, but I know that this is the predominant view among fundamentalist Christians, Jews, and Muslims. In this blog, I … Continue reading

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Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham on Evolution vs. Creation


Regarding the recent debate between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis (AiG), I have a few thoughts: Ken Ham is not a scientist. Science is a process involving logical methods and accountability designed … Continue reading

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One Thing


There is only One Thing. To say, “there are two things,” establishes a relationship between the two things. This relationship exists in an environment and all together they compose a system which is One All Encompassing Thing. We find ourselves … Continue reading

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