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Deepest philosophy or deepest confusion? Advaita

Started Mar 13, 2014 0 Replies

Having taught philosophy most of my working life, and having also been deeply involved in the study of Indian thought, I came to the conclusion that advaita is one of the most sophisticated yet…Continue

Tags: Unity, Non-dualism, Vedanta, Advaita

Promoting human 'spirtuality' and redefining 'spiritual values'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Crichton Priddy Dec 4, 2010. 1 Reply

The increasing appeal to 'spirituality' in much literature creates confusion and often suggests a religious or mystical connotation. Redefining spirituality in humanistic and secular ways seems…Continue

IT aid to nuns in prayer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Aug 15, 2010. 1 Reply

 Gareth Mitchell of the BBC World Service programme Digital Planet (10/08/2010) presented one of the most hilariously ridiculous reports for a long time.The ‘Poor Clares nuns of St. Joseph’s in York…Continue

Tags: Gareth, Mitchell, BBC, Planet, nuns

The ultimate logo, brand name, money generator... God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Vegas Dec 19, 2009. 6 Replies

The title or name ‘God’ and its many equivalents in diverse religions and cultures, is owned by no one. Literally. Nor is it the property of any corporation or church, though it is perhaps the most…Continue

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Religion as 'emulation of the adult by the child'

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:55am 0 Comments

I simply wish to promote some of what I consider the best quotes about religion by the sci-fi writer Frank Herbert. In my opinion he is an very insightful and serious critic of religion, having explored it himself very thoroughly

Religion is the emulation of the adult by the child. Religion is the encystment of past beliefs: mythology, which is guesswork, the assumptions of trust in the universe, those pronouncements which men…


Creation from nothing – how, by what or who?

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 9:09am 2 Comments

The crux of debate about the origin of the universe is whether something can arise spontaneously from nothing, that is that the Big Bang was a contingent event without any cause, such as an 'uncreated creator'. 

The central concept that receives little or no attention in this debate is the concept of 'nothing'. By definition, nothing cannot exist. How then do we then even arrive at the idea of nothing?

The word 'nothing' is simply a contraction of 'no thing'. This shows that…


Critical analysis of Iona Miller's thesis on "How does the Brain Create God"

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

A new discipline referred to as 'neurophilosophy' has been promoted by evolutionists like A.C. Grayling - also by geneticists and neuroscientists. Their serious and fully scientifically-oriented discipline attempts to interpret the results of neurology in terms of human experience and ideologies. It is specifically NOT related to the hybrid science-mysticism of 'neurotheology'…


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At 12:42pm on November 7, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
I'd never heard of Sathya Sai Baba. Perhaps you wouldn't mind introducing your blog to Hang With Friends, which has almost 550 members. You might pick up a few followers.
At 9:02am on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Robert! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 5:29pm on October 7, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
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