Phone threats of rape with a blowtorch by a man who claimed I insulted his god went on day and night for some weeks. I made the same decision as Robin Marty, at first I was afraid; then realized I had no control over him and I did have control over my reaction. He wanted me to stop writing about his god as dominator, exploiter, manipulator and hate-monger; if I stopped writing, he would silence me and for what purpose? I had to write what I know first hand. I realize there are loonies out…Continue
Brain/Mind research reveals so much about how the gray matter works that can only be found since fMRI and other techniques have become available that explains much of what goes on in neurological processes. One researcher adding to the body of knowledge is Barbara Oakley, author of …Continue
Attn: Adherents of Hinduism
This research is designed to examine the faith vs. science "reconciliation theories" of Hinduism and other religious belief systems. That is, how do believers of Hinduism reconcile the tenets of your faith with science-derived knowledge that may be, or appear to be, incompatible with those beliefs?
Please contribute to this research by articulating how Hinduism (or your personal interpretation of it) may be reconciled with natural…
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This article is about the lavish homes of American Arch-Bishops:
Not very consistent with the whole 'vow of poverty' thing.
Also, I'll bet few on this website are surprised :)
"On the geological timescale, humans have only been around for the blink of an eye. Yet since the end of the last ice age roughly 10,000 years ago, we’ve risen to control the planet in every conceivable way. Gaia Vince argues we have now entered an entirely new, human dominated era, the Anthropocene."Continue
Of course, the concept that theism is positive, and non-theism is negative is two edged sword. If one is convinced that a supernatural entity or entities that dwell in a supernatural world created humanity for the purpose of developing a sentient creature that can understand the creators “power and majesty” and that will worship it/them to their death for the promise of eternal life; then, of course, theism is very positive and non-theism is so negative as to deserve (in some…Continue
There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,”You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist. You cannot know 100% for sure if a god exists or not. You’re making our cause…Continue