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What is this mystical thing called Spirituality?

Some people call themselves “Spiritual but not Religious”. One such person is my dear nephew 'Vishwa' of Delhi, who is also a cousin to Prema. I have a lot of admiration for him for some of his traits like empathy, compassion, self-effacing attitude and the desire to reduce human anxiety, depression & suffering with his counseling. Though he is a Spiritual person & I am a Secular Humanist, we get along dandy because we are both wedded to humanistic ethics. For me basically, it is not…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on July 8, 2016 at 7:50pm — 10 Comments

Getting Married

My fiance and I got a marriage license, however, it expired last week.  I realize that it is important to me to be sure to find someone who will not engage in superstitious talk at our wedding ceremony.  I've looked online for local officiants, with each one promoting spirituality in some form.  I don't want to hear words like that on my wedding day!  

My experience with people has been that communication is a difficult thing.  I can interview these people and they may seem to agree,…

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Added by Concealing MyAnti-Theism on July 8, 2016 at 11:12am — 7 Comments

Human Life

In this world of craziness and of living contradictions one has to wonder if the plurality of our experiences will ever lead down to a path of monistic truth in the centuries to come. The “science” of our political limbs leave out our heads and evades the science of the whole organism and the ecology of human organisms. There is no one correct way to exist, but there are correct ways to peacefully coexist. Even if we are subconsciously driven by our desire to live, and our pro-social,…

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Added by James on July 8, 2016 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

Am I spiritually challenged or spiritually savvy ?

If God didn't have the ability to create a better world which lacked natural disasters, he could have nevertheless foretold any number of them. He could have predicted when Mt. St. Helens would erupt, or when the Indonesian tsunami or hurricane Katrina or the earthquake in Hiati would hit. Such information would have saved lives and confirmed his existence and status as God.

To merely establish his status, he could have predicted the rise of the Internet, or the inventions of the…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on July 6, 2016 at 12:11pm — 4 Comments

"The Conjuring"- Christian conservative propaganda flick

So, after recommendation from a friend, I decided to watch the horror flick "The Conjuring", thinking that if it was decent, I may go see Pt 2 (in theaters now).

Well, after watching the first one, I picked up what seemed like a very blatant (in my opinion) agenda.

First off, for a movie that gains some appeal off being a supposedly "true story", the main evil character or spirit seems to be a fictional character based mostly off of ignorant Christian…

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Added by Brad on July 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — 14 Comments

Rosa's Story

Rosa's Story demonstrates how religious dogma, social systems, and capitalism exist as part of the problem. She was my maid when we lived in officers' quarters at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX. She traveled an hour by bus to Juarez, Mexico to get to the border crossing. She took another length of time by public transport with a transfer to get to my quarters. She worked all day, a full eight hours doing all my cleaning and laundry and floors and windows, for $2 a day!…

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Added by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2016 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Inspiring speech from Hasan Minahj to Congress relating to the Pulse shooting

Maybe a week or two late, but I enjoyed this speech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN7VVSTvlvQ

Added by Jennifer W on July 2, 2016 at 12:18am — No Comments

Brexit predicts Trump victory

Election predictions are so facile and plebeian but I'm going to indulge just this once. 

Politically I am so far on the edge of the bell curve as to nearly be off the chart. I follow politics with great interest because it is the most vital philosophical subject today. From the Greek word polis meaning city it has a secondary meaning: the citizenry. Metaphysics is the study of reality. Epistemology is the study of knowledge. Ethics is the study of how an individual should act.…

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Added by Čenek Sekavec on July 1, 2016 at 8:43pm — 5 Comments

Once Upon A Time...

Once upon a time, when I was a little kid, I was wandering around with my friends. It wasn't a time of technology in India, so less information, more rumors and a lot of mumbo-jumbo. Everything was black and white. I came across some pink flyers stuck on the poles at the side of road. As i moved closer to read it, one of my friends said don't read it, otherwise you'll be in trouble. I couldn't see why,so I read the flyer which basically said-"If you don't make a 1000 copies of this same…

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Added by Amit Malik on June 29, 2016 at 12:48pm — 3 Comments

The Tale of a Billboard for the RNC

It was something over a year ago that I learned that Cleveland was going to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention. The prospect of having a bunch of misogynistic, homophobic, mostly white guys invading The Best Location in the Nation was not a welcome thought, as you might well imagine, and that many of them were scornful of the concept of church/state separation did not help matters. However, I was encouraged by some discussion at a meeting of the Northern Ohio Freethought…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 28, 2016 at 6:00am — 26 Comments

Book Review--Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Large and In Charge—Maybe

Human beings like to think “I am the master of my fate:  I am the captain of my soul,” but  bestselling author Leonard Mlodinow makes clear in his New York Time number one book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior that isn’t the case. Mlodinow takes the reader through an easily readable scientific tour of how the brain works and how much the unconscious mind influences decisions that we are not aware…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 27, 2016 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain XII: Logical Fallacies

“There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be

firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to

instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it

with an air of great seriousness.”

 

-- Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will recall that they are a narrative not of a horror movie…but of something equally disturbing: the…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 25, 2016 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Crossroads: Thoughts and Impressions

We are all born in ignorance and initially live by our impressions of the world around us; ones that are influenced by our sense perceptions and the ideas that are circulating in the culture we are immersed in.  Our world at first is dimly lit and we exist as our thoughts, feelings, impressions, and perceptions. We could live our entire lives in this state of subjectivity, never knowing anything but this. We could live and die in this darkness.

It is the bad ideas, ones that are not…

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Added by James on June 23, 2016 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Revisiting non-belief in god(s) & Respecting our elders

To create the entire multiverse comprising several universes and our visible universe with 200 billion galaxies, each galaxy with 200 to 400 billion stars, each star with its planets and to create life on some planets, is a stupendous task for any creator. Such a creator cannot be a simple entity. It has to be a very complex entity.

Yet.

Science tells us that everything started with a big bang and just…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on June 23, 2016 at 2:04am — 6 Comments

Litany of Gendlin

What is true is already so.

Owning up to it doesn't make it worse.

Not being open about it doesn't make it go away.

And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with.

Anything untrue isn't there to be lived.

People can stand what is true,

for they are already enduring it.

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Added by Jack B. Nimble on June 22, 2016 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

No news is good news... I guess.

I am just sitting here on my day off. 

On Facebook, I have been getting slightly argumentative with one or two people, including a cousin, but mostly about Politics, and I'd really not like to get into that stuff here. Suffice it to say, that the cousin is very much pro-Trump, and likes to troll the very left-leaning and pro-gay, anti-gun posts on my wall. He is now accusing me of being 'hateful' towards Christianity. 

I have been trying to get some reading done lately. I've read one…

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Added by Desanctified on June 17, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments

No news is good news... I guess.

I am just sitting here on my day off. 

On Facebook, I have been getting slightly argumentative with one or two people, including a cousin, but mostly about Politics, and I'd really not like to get into that stuff here. Suffice it to say, that the cousin is very much pro-Trump, and likes to troll the very left-leaning and pro-gay, anti-gun posts on my wall. He is now accusing me of being 'hateful' towards Christianity. 

I have been trying to get some reading done lately. I've read one…

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Added by Desanctified on June 17, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On The Incident In Orlando – Seth Andrews and Kaveh Mousavi

Every now and then, Seth Andrews will ignore his to-do list and publish an unscheduled podcast when his mindset or an event demands it.  It should surprise no one, then, that Seth has produced a piece couching his own thoughts regarding what happened at the Pulse nightclub and all the reactions, reasonable and otherwise.  The YouTube version of that podcast follows here.



I wanted to draw attention, though, to an important segment of that piece.  Toward the end, Seth reads the…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 17, 2016 at 10:05am — 3 Comments

The real source of Muslim violence?

I’m going to start publishing this post after every act of Muslim fanaticism, suicide, and murder. 

I felt like starting it after the Ft. Hood massacre.  A psychiatrist(!) with openly Muslim fanatic leanings cold-bloodedly murders dozens of soldiers in one of their own facilities (where they are prohibited from carrying guns).  Surprise! It’s called a workplace incident and buried forever.

WHEN will we call the enemy by its right name?  And I don’t mean the argument about…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 16, 2016 at 9:00pm — 19 Comments

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