Tagged: religion

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The Afterlife Without God

What if there’s an afterlife, but no God? It’s an idea that’s almost unthinkable in Western religion, though it is accepted in some Eastern religions. When it comes to the supernatural and the divine,...

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Pascal’s Wager and Happiness

Are you familiar you Pascal’s Wager? French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal said that even if you doubt the existence of God, you should be religious just in case He exists. Why? Because if...

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Atheism vs Secular Humanism

While researching my recent article on religion and morality, I started looking for atheist and non-religious people who have made a positive change in this world. There were plenty of people to choose from,...

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Religion and Morality

The Dalai Lama recently said that religion isn’t enough. He says we need something else to boost moral and ethical thinking in the world. I agree with this statement. While we have traditionally connected...

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Muses for the Modern Age

According to ancient mythology, there are nine Muses that inspire all the forms of art and science. The Ancient Greeks believed that great ideas came down from the heavens. The muses brought these ideas...

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The Pontiff: Older Than Jesus

Everyone knows the Pope is old, but so is the office. The Papacy traces its roots back to St. Peter himself, but it turns out the institute is even older than that. In fact,...

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Affirmations and Evil Genies

Here’s another metaphysical concept that doesn’t work. Affirmations. Closely related to the Law of Attraction, this is the the idea that if you specifically affirm what you want, you can achieve your goals just...

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A Secret Messiah

What if Jesus Christ came back to Earth and didn’t tell anyone? It sounds like the start of a joke, but I mean it quite seriously. Imagine a Second Coming of the Messiah, or...

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The End of the World

There’s something very selfish about doomsday prophecies. It’s the year 2012 and a lot of people are predicting the end of the world. In fact, it’s the biggest year for doomsday since 2000. I’m...