It appears highly probable that the teachings of Buddha, in the form of Greco-Buddhism which was picked up and spread by Hellenistic groups associated with Alexander The Great around 300BC assisted in spreading many of the Buddhist philosophies throughout the Hellenistic world of which the so called birthplace of Jesus Christ was included. So it was extremely probable that Jesus (if he existed) had knowledge of such Buddhist philosophies. Something Christians had wrongly denied by…Continue
Some of the commenters to this blog have asked, "How is jealousy related to religion?" I can't totally answer this question in a short blog entry, but the connection is deep and strong. Jealousy is taught and encouraged by all the patriarchal religions. Whether Hindu or Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or Mormon, all claim the woman is subordinate to the man and that the man is responsible for mate guarding his female(s). It is fundamentally based on the notion of ownership and possession. The…Continue
Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.”
It would be great to have reliable numbers on religious migration: how many people change religions each year, how many become new adherents, how many drift away, never to return?
Increasing the ranks
Different religions have different ways of increasing their ranks: birth rate (e.g., all…Continue
If secular humanists don’t look to God, the Bible or the Quran for their wisdom, where do they get it? From other human beings, of course. It turns out that people have been thinking and writing for a very long time about how to live a good life.
I’ve noticed that many of the same ideas keep showing up, across geography, history and culture.
The following collection provides practical advice about how to think, behave, and regard others,…Continue
This week I present Robo-Readings from the blog leasthelpful.com . Who are the least helpful reviewers on Amazon? Fretful mothers, English students or Christians? You Decide.
Hotel California-Mariachi Version
John North Wright * I'm On medication
Kanui and Lula * Tomi Tomi
O Dobbstown, Brave Dobbstown
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Of course I would insist that any course on world religion or religion
in general have a section on atheists. It is clear that the atheist
community has something to say about a great many number of subjects.
Everything from climate change to fair…
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Are you a Naturalist? If you believe that existence encompasses everything, that there’s nothing supernatural, that our best knowledge is gleaned from scientific effort, then you very well may be a naturalist! The word derives from ‘nature’ and the definition is simple – “nature is all there is, and all basic truths are truths of nature”.…
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