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On Religious Tolerance

When we are asked to “tolerate” the religious views of others, the assumption is that we harbor no religious views of our own or, at least, that such views do not lay claim to absolute truth. In other words, calls … Continue reading

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God, Theory of Mind, and the Search for Meaning

In the Boston Globe‘s “Ideas” section yesterday, they reprinted a post from Josh Rothman which had originally appeared on the Globes’s “Brainiac” blog entitled, “Is God a Social Illusion?” The jumping-off point for Rothman’s post was Jesse Bering’s assertion that … Continue reading

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Playing It Safe

An old friend accused me of “playing it safe” on my blog. Apparently, writing about death metal, however aesthetically outlandish the music or my love of it may be, is of little consequence, big picture-wise. Of course, I thought that … Continue reading

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Atheism

God is dead. – Nietzsche Nietzsche is dead. – God In America, and apparently some parts of the developing world, it can be very shocking when you tell people that you do not believe in God. Indeed, even among America’s … Continue reading

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Man against Nature, Nature against God

Conservative critic Ross Douthat recently took James Cameron and Hollywood to task for rampant pantheist sympathies writing that pantheism “represents a form of religion that even atheists can support.” While I believe he is mistaken to equate, as he does, … Continue reading

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