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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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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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Reality Is My Religion

I can’t say that I believe in God, but I do believe that there is a real reality. Yes, I’ve heard about relativity and multiple universes and even the astral plane. And, yes, I understand that seen at a certain … Continue reading

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Articles of Faith

The amount of money one makes is the clearest indicator of one’s value to society. Success or failure is solely determined by an individual’s intelligence and strength. Suffering results directly from one’s own personal choices. There are no accidents, only … 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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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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Is Science Satanic?

“Oh, who can wonder at that old reproach against science, that it is atheistical?” – from The Confidence-Man, by Herman Melville For a long time I’ve harbored the notion that enmity towards the Devil stems not from the bad things … Continue reading

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