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Tinariwen, Paradise, Boston, MA, 10.12.12

A Brief Holiday in Other People’s Misery Before I went to see Tinariwen the other night, I read up on the political situation in Mali and it is pretty grim. A quarter million people have fled the country since January … Continue reading

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Religion is Psy-Tech

Angels and demons are states of mind, perspectives. We conjure God through chanting, trance, meditation and prayer. While these technologies take different forms, they all operate on the same material: a self-aware nervous system. As Dr. Leary once said, “The … 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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How High Was My Fire (or Why High on Fire Matters)

Easily the best band on earth. I sincerely hope other bands pay attention and decide to eschew all the pretension and all the trends and just focus on creating real, honest-to-God ART. That’s a rare thing these days. – urdisturbing … Continue reading

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Be Your Self

Had He willed they would not have been idolators. –  Sura 6, “The Cattle” The existence of evil, or, more banally, base disobedience of God’s word by the vast multitude of human beings, must in some ways be explained by … 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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Rev. X Brings the Spirit of Truth

Can anyone tell me what ever happened to this guy? (WARNING: NSFW – but totally safe for eternal salvation) Can anyone answer the question, “Am I high and lofty?”

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The Great Divider

Remember when I said that science was Satanic not because it advocates evil but because it sees moral distinctions as epiphenomenal and, in the end, insists that all reality consists of a meandering, entropic unfurling of energy through myriad states … Continue reading

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Coltrane and the Face of God

Listening to Coltrane’s Settin’ the Pace. It’s not one of his greatest hits and even the various jazz cd review books give it second tier status, but I really enjoy it. “I See Your Face Before Me” is the lead … Continue reading

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