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Even though Slarty O'Brian is a philosopher and world traveler, he has never been seen. That is to say, no one knows what he looks like because he wears a Ghillie suit, which he never takes off. Well not that anyone knows of.

Slarty writes mostly about science and religion from a philosophical perspective, but likes to dabble in politics and self help pieces from time to time as well.

If there is anything you want to know about philosophy, science or religion, just ask. Slarty is a real know it all, and is only too glad to give his opinion.

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  • 0

    Thou shalt not kill. But how do we stop?

    5 weeks ago

    Thou shalt not kill. Probably one of the greatest moral directives ever thought of by mankind; but utterly impossible to adhere to.

  • 3

    The origins of consciousness

    6 months ago

    Scientists and philosophers alike have been searching for the origins of consciousness for millennia. But the answers are fairly obvious from a materialist perspective.

  • 1

    A Critique Of Genesis

    7 months ago

    Let’s take a look at Genesis. As well as being the Jewish creation story, it also explains how mankind found itself in its current position of having to work hard to make a living, why woman have painful...

  • 9

    Morality. Who decides what it is?

    10 months ago

    Descartes told us that we cannot know about anything unless we experience it . Therefore some things like perfection cannot be part of man kind’s natural knowledge of the world because we cannot experience it....

  • 0

    Do atheists reject god?

    10 months ago

    Theists often tell atheists that they have rejected god and hurt his feelings, thus we deserve hell; as one of the prerequisites to get to heaven is a belief of the existence of god and accepting Jesus as your Savior.

  • 0

    Democracy.

    10 months ago

    We in the west love democracy, and rightly so. It represents freedom and justice and a say in how we are governed. How much of each of those things we get is another matter.

  • 0

    Is Global Climate Change a Hoax?

    11 months ago

    “Man made climate change is a hoax because scientists said they had all the science down long ago and now a leaked UN study says they were off in their predictions?” Really?

  • 1

    Logic Is For Everyone

    14 months ago

    Logic is simply a tool of thought. The average person doesn’t necessarily understand what formal logic or informal logic is, but there is little doubt that they use some every day in making choices and in deciding...

  • 5

    Bullying in Politics

    16 months ago

    The point is that while I have heard everything else about attack ads, what I have not heard is that they are clearly bullying tactics.

  • 0

    Is an afterlife really what you want?

    16 months ago

    Most people you ask will tell you they believe there is an afterlife of some sort. Almost every religion suggests it or promises it in some way. No one can tell us whether it is true or not.

  • 2

    The Question of Job and Carl Jung

    17 months ago

    Jung’s interpretation of Job says nothing new about the way the story starts in that the god of this story, and I emphasis the word story, seems to fall into satan’s web, so to speak. But is that accurate?

  • 2

    What is Reincarnation

    17 months ago

    So in effect you are constantly reincarnating over your entire life. It is not the reincarnation some might like to think of, but never the less it fits the bill.

  • 0

    Science Philosophy

    17 months ago

    Even though science more and more relies on math as opposed to intuition and even though the findings of science become more and more counter intuitive, it still takes intuition coupled with logic

  • 8

    What's good about Good Friday?

    17 months ago

    Why in the world would anyone celebrate Easter as anything other than the return of spring in the northern hemisphere?

  • 2

    An open letter to Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss

    17 months ago

    But now you have both entered the world of anti-religion due to the stupidity and ignorance you see in the fundamentalist US and elsewhere. While you both do amazingly well in the debates I have seen recently, I have a...

  • 0

    Understanding Models and why we create them

    17 months ago

    Understanding what a model is is perhaps one of the most important things to understand about how the human mind makes sense of the world.

  • 2

    Do we have a soul?

    18 months ago

    Most people are absolutely certain they have a soul. Yet no one has ever seen one or been able to give real evidence they exist. Like so many things they are something we assume, believe, or take o faith. I can’t...

  • 7

    World Government and Globalization.

    18 months ago

    Unification is an inevitable outcome. It is inevitable due to financial considerations alone. And that’s the danger.

  • 8

    Why am I an atheist?

    18 months ago

    I wasn't always an atheist. I was brought up Catholic like most kids where I lived. I believed that there was a god. After all, everyone around you believes. They can't all be delusional, can they?

  • 0

    Saved from what?

    18 months ago

    As much as the Christians go around telling us all that we are to repent so we can be saved, exactly what we are to be saved from is complicated.

  • 3

    Is there a difference between want and need?

    19 months ago

    It appears that Confucius was confused about wants and needs. He asked: “Why is there so often such a big difference between want and need?” For such a wise man Confusions should have understood that...

  • 3

    What is Multiculturalism

    19 months ago

    Multiculturalism has never been fully accepted as a good thing by many. In the USA the ideal has always been a melting pot where all that come to American shores to make a new home leave their old life and culture...

  • 21

    Fundamentalism. The great divide.

    14 months ago

    Christianity is hard to pin down because there are so many varieties of it. I have often said that each individual claiming to be Christian has their own version and thereby their own religion.

  • 1

    Back to Over The Air TV

    17 months ago

    I remember as a child in the 1950s and early 1960s we had a black and white TV set and an antenna on our roof.

  • 1

    End of Times Dec 21 2012.

    20 months ago

    I am writing this on Dec 20 2012 at 11:41 eastern time. We are, of course, waiting for the end of the world on the 21st of Dec, which is in about 20 minutes. But it probably won’t end at midnight so I will likely...

  • 0

    The problem with String theory

    21 months ago

    String theory has taken many forms over the years. All of them were built on work Heisenberg originated in 1943. S matrix theory did not stand for string theory at the time. Heisenberg had realized that neutrons and...

  • 10

    What is wrong with evolution?

    19 months ago

    The short answer seems to be: Nothing. It fits together pretty well as an explanation of how we all got here. But the bone I have to pick is about the way we talk about it and teach it. Something is not right and it...

  • 6

    There is an exception to every rule

    2 years ago

    There is a big problem with some sayings that seem perfectly logical. Let’s look at this common example: There is an exception to every rule. Most people would just start thinking of all the rules they can recall...

  • 6

    Higgs Boson and Mass

    17 months ago

    in the beginning we are stuck with a universe that has no interactions going on between particles. But as it cools, small perturbations enter the scene and the Higgs field changes from potential to actuality and gives...

  • 1

    From Dos To Windows 8 In Review

    2 years ago

    I love windows 7. It’s the best OS Microsoft has ever come up with. Yes, Microsoft is the company so many love to hate, but it must be said that it brought us into the computer age kicking and screaming. It was...

  • 4

    Psychology of the curse

    17 months ago

    I am not talking about taboo swear words in this essay, I want to talk about the magic curse; the kind a Voodoo practitioner might conjure. How do they work? Can they do real damage?

  • 4

    Religion of Science

    2 years ago

    "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein The question often comes up about how we can keep kids interested in science? After all, as taught in school it is...

  • 4

    How to kill a computer virus

    2 years ago

    In 1949 John Von Neumann postulated and lectured about a future where computer programs would be designed to self replicate. Later on proponents of terra forming other worlds envisioned machines that could build other...

  • 0

    Future probability..

    20 months ago

    The idea of being able to predict the future is very attractive. If we could do it accurately we could be wealthy beyond our dreams, or perhaps we could avoid some tragedy or trouble we are going to run into

  • 2

    Dark matter and Dark Energy

    17 months ago

    Einstein realized that gravity was a problem in a static universe. He calculated that if the universe was static gravity would have pulled all the matter in the universe together long ago.

  • 3

    Economy and Conspiracy

    20 months ago

    What in the world are we going to do with our economic system? It’s obviously flawed. But who knows how to fix it or how to change it? Is the capitalist system sustainable? Not as it is. We can see that clearly,...

  • 1

    When does a fetus become human?

    17 months ago

    I usually stay away from writing about abortion because it is a very hot button topic. We all have our opinions and seldom do I see a lot of logic in debates about it.

  • 2

    What are rights?

    2 years ago

    What are rights? For all that is said about them what they are and how we get them is hotly debated in some philosophical circles. Some tell us that rights cannot be given; only recognized. But is that true? Where or...

  • 5

    The Brain. No more secrets?

    2 years ago

    No more secrets? Neuroscience is rather new and a lot of the brains functions are now known. But one of the pioneers of the field has been on its cutting edge almost since the beginning. Doctor Michael A. Persinger is...

  • 0

    Math is crowned king part 3

    17 months ago

    The early twentieth century took us out of the idea of thinking we could know everything due the fact that cause and effect rule the world with law and order.

  • 3

    Math is crowned king But Chaos Rules

    17 months ago

    Lorenz was adamant that chaos is deterministic and rightly so. Chaos does not mean an event is causeless.

  • 3

    Math is crowned king

    2 years ago

    The one thing that we have discovered in recent years that has opened up science and our understanding of the world is that mathematics is not just an invention of mankind. It is not just a construct of convenience as...

  • 10

    Philosophy is dead

    17 months ago

    Philosophy was a form of science and contributed to science throughout the ages. But now Hawking and others tell us philosophy is dead. What do they mean?

  • 2

    Science explained

    20 months ago

    The history of science is most interesting. There has of course been an interest in how the world works since the beginning of our species, no doubt. The Sumerians, the oldest known western civilization had already...

  • 9

    Origins of life

    2 years ago

    The big question about the origins of life is: how does inanimate matter become biological? It's an unanswered question so far. But I think we can begin to get a handle on how the process works if not yet the exact...

  • 14

    Is there a Tree of life

    17 months ago

    Is there a tree of life? Most people have the impression that all the life on this planet originated from a single event. The idea being that all biology has DNA, so it all had to come from a single source.

  • 4

    Multi Universe

    2 years ago

    The idea of a multi universe system is interesting and complex. The problem is that it is not falsifiable so all hypothesis or claims along these lines are purely speculative in nature.

  • 7

    Is Religion Beneficial?

    19 months ago

    Many will argue that belief in a god is beneficial to society even if there is no god. The reason being that if one believes a god or judge is watching them and has the power to punish them they will refrain from...

  • 3

    Human behavior explained

    2 years ago

    Human behavior is a complex subject of course. But it can be broken down in to basic universal principals which are all intimately related.

  • 12

    Nothing. Is it really something?

    17 months ago

    For some reason, strange as it may seem, some people think that nothing is something. This idea presents itself constantly in debates about how the universe was formed.

  • 4

    Race, what is it?

    20 months ago

    Race is really a very complex subject. More so than I had thought when I started to write this. I was just planning to write about how race does not exist and give proof of that hypothesis. But as I was researching it I...

  • 2

    Life. How can we define it?

    17 months ago

    Life is an interesting subject. Particularly the origins of life. Being an atheist I often hear the idea that life cannot come from non-life.

  • 29

    Energy. What is it?

    17 months ago

    Most people will tell you energy is just the capacity a system has to do work. That’s a rather poor overall definition because for there to be work, something has to be doing it.

  • 8

    Why something and not nothing?

    20 months ago

    There is no reason to think a state of nothing is more natural a state than there being something. Besides which if there ever a time there was nothing at all, there would still be nothing at all. You can’t get...

  • 4

    What is love?

    17 months ago

    Love is one of the most talked about emotions in the world. We write songs and stories about it. But few will tell you they know what it is. We can describe it in a hundred different ways, and most cultures have their...

  • 4

    The Infallibility of God

    2 years ago

    Mankind lives by laws and seeks justice. A lot of the morality we find in the bible has made its way into our laws, or was created and put in to the bible because it solves human problems. We know that to kill each...

  • 12

    The art of debate in religious forums

    2 years ago

    While this is mainly about the art of debate in religious vs atheist forums, it is also about debate in general. What passes for debate on religious vs atheist forms is not very productive by and large for getting...

  • 3

    The Cruelty Of The Christian God Part 3

    17 months ago

    Woman are the possessions of men, in the eyes of this god. They own them and are above them. So much for woman's lib if you are Christian.

  • 15

    The Cruelty Of The Christian God part 2

    17 months ago

    What has always surprised me is that when asked, not many Christians have a problem with incest being the way mankind was propagated. If that was how god wanted it done, then that's how he did it.

  • 102

    The Cruelty Of The Christian God

    2 years ago

    I have often mentioned the cruelty of the Judaic-Christian God. Let’s examine that claim from the beginning: It is said that when Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, God told them that they could have...

  • 15

    What would it take to prove god exists?

    2 years ago

    Christians constantly tell us we must believe in god on faith. Those of us who do not believe in god are told that no amount of proof would be good enough for us even if god were to try to give us some. We would reject...

  • 3

    A bit of interesting Jewish History

    17 months ago

    Where does one begin writing about the Jews and their history? It would be nice to get factual data on when the events of the bible took place.

  • 16

    Venting your plumbing

    3 years ago

    This essay is on the importance of venting a drainage system, the consequences of not doing so, and how to fix it.

  • 2

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 16

    3 years ago

    In writing this I was asked a question that I want to answer because it is really the point of what it means to be a warrior. The question was about why I advocate logic when the traditional masters all recommend doing...

  • 4

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 15

    3 years ago

    What is the real self and does that idea have any real meaning? When I was a kid my aunt found out that I had done something she did not approve of. She said to me: “That’s not you.” I hear people say...

  • 9

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 14

    3 years ago

    Self realization means finding the inner or true self. To do this we have remove aspects of us that prevent us from coming to the true self. So naturally it is thought that we need to remove the untrue parts of...

  • 6

    The Inquisition

    3 years ago

    “The sect of Beguines, who call themselves "poor brothers" and say they observe and profess the third rule of Saint Francis, sprang up recently in the provinces of Provence and Narbonne. Their erroneous...

  • 4

    Truth Explored

    2 years ago

    Truth is independent of the observer. This is a criterion for truth which has been around for a long time. But some philosophies include conditions in the definition. They say absolute truth is independent of the...

  • 13

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 13

    3 years ago

    So the first thing we have to know if we are going to use logic and reason as our guide to understanding is: Is there such a thing as reality? Is there such a thing as fact? I’ve done a lot of writing on this...

  • 16

    How to make carved candles

    3 years ago

    I usually write on more mundane subjects like reality and consciousness. But I used to make candles for a living and had my own business for almost ten years.

  • 5

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 12

    3 years ago

    The scientific method stresses this idea: Assume nothing. Same as what many Native and Eastern philosophies stress. Observe and gather information. The scientific method tells us to make observation, do experiments, and...

  • 20

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 11

    2 years ago

    If everything is in your head then it is all just parlour tricks of the mind. I could eventually put down astral projection to the mind alone. When you feel that just knowing, you really don’t know any more than...

  • 6

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 10

    3 years ago

    In meditation it is important to clear the mind but remain aware. You can end up falling asleep if you don’t remain aware. So there is a division or so it seems between consciousness and awareness. Awareness...

  • 24

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 9

    3 years ago

    Ego is thought of by many as just the negatively selfish aspects of our character. The idea is that there is a place of selflessness where one can be egoless and still survive as an individual. These people are blissed...

  • 29

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 8

    3 years ago

    The pattern I described in which we educate the instinctive through thought to give us new ability is the same process we go through in all things we want to make a part of us. This is an interesting realization. When...

  • 2

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 7

    3 years ago

    The natural man has given control back to the body. U. G says doing this gives the body back amazing self healing processes that were blocked by the brain instead of being initiated by the brain. This is an...

  • 6

    The Road To becoming a Warrior Part 6

    3 years ago

    The word ego in Latin means: I myself. Freud used the terms id ego and superego eventually, but he began with the words: "It", "I" and "the I above the I". In Freud’s world the it...

  • 8

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 5

    3 years ago

    The first stage of enlightenment is to clear your mind of all the demons you have created and those created for you. You must practice being a moral human being. Do your best. Try to do no intentional harm etc. Through...

  • 21

    The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 4

    3 years ago

    Zen Buddhism tells stories to illustrate life and cut through the complexities. It shows one how to resolve paradox. As way to enlightenment it is very valuable. Here is a story that illustrates the road to...

  • 3

    The Road To Becoming A warrior Part 3

    17 months ago

    Judgment is another problem in enlightenment. We have to judge every day of our lives, don’t we?

  • 6

    The Road to Becoming a Warrior Part 2

    20 months ago

    Enlightenment is a word that evokes mystery and secret knowledge. But truth be told there is no secret knowledge. The world is laid out in front of you on a silver platter. All you have to do is recognize the patterns...

  • 19

    Incest in the Bible

    3 years ago

    Most of us are taught that Incest is a sin. That god outlawed it. But the fact is, I cannot find a single passages which backs up this belief.

  • 4

    The Virgin Birth

    2 years ago

    I want to point out to you perhaps one of the most revealing and blatant contradictions of the Bible. It has to do with the lineage of Jesus. Matthew must have felt that it was important for the integrity of the...

  • 12

    The Incident At Babel

    2 years ago

    The Tower Of Babel is an interesting story. It too is a story straight out of Babylonian/Sumerian myth, and it too was usurped by the Jews when they wrote their Bible.

  • 1

    Original sin explored

    3 years ago

    Original Sin Original sin is a misunderstanding that arises from mankind’s need to explain the apparent cruelty of our god. Our inherent desire to "know" led us to realize that the suffering in the...

  • 10

    Worship explored

    3 years ago

    What is worship? Let's begin by asking a very simple question: What does an omnipotent being need with worshipers? This question is usually answered by the faithful by saying that: "It is not god that needs...

  • 2

    Heretic

    3 years ago

    Webster’s defines heresy as: "A religious or Ideological belief opposed to orthodoxy." The common idea is that heretics are fallen Catholics, and this true, but it was not always the case. In fact, the...

  • 0

    Would the real god please stand up?

    3 years ago

    Will the real god please stand up. Where did the idea of the one god originate? Obviously it was a transition from many gods with one leader or supreme god, to one supreme god with angels. We attribute the Jews with...

  • 23

    The Road To Becoming a Warrior

    3 years ago

    In many shamanistic traditions the warrior is not like a soldier at all. What is meant by the word warrior is one who is impeccable. Samurai warriors strived for a perfection of self and of spirit not just of their...

  • 16

    How to self publish. Part 2

    17 months ago

    So as I said in part one, if you self publish no one is going to proof read your work or edit it for you. So it is obvious that you have to check and recheck your spelling and grammar.

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    How to self publish. Part 1

    20 months ago

    How to self publish. Part 1 The traditional rout Most writers write with the intention of someday publishing some of their work as a book. But even if we do finally get that first novel written, trying to find a...

  • 22

    Time Explored

    17 months ago

    So what about time? The laws of entropy show the arrow of time. Going back to what I said in the hub: "the heat from the pan goes away from the pan into the colder room. It never happens the other way around,...

  • 15

    Entropy Explained

    17 months ago

    Entropy has often been explained in terms of the disorder of a system. This is not correct. That is to say, terms that science uses like disorder and chaos have two meanings.

  • 19

    Does matter exist? Revisited

    19 months ago

    This is in response to a hub done by Spirit Whisperer: http://hubpages.com/hub/Does-Matter-Exist He didn’t leave his hub open to comment so in rebuttal I had to write a hub on the subject myself. Not that I...

  • 11

    Moses Explored

    17 months ago

    Moses is perhaps the most interesting characters in the history of Judaism because he really is a messiah to his people and yet is never really seen as one. He is also one of the most unsung conquering generals in...

  • 17

    Spirituality Explained

    3 years ago

    “Spirituality can refer to an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality; an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of their being; or the “deepest values and meanings by which people...

  • 2

    Pantheism vs. Catholicism

    2 years ago

    It is interesting to look at how others see us. While doing a search for Pantheist web sites on the net, I ran across the Vatican’s own definition and rebuttal to Pantheism.

  • 10

    Consequences of Religion

    3 years ago

    Disclaimer: I wrote this right after Waco. Don’t take me to task for my thoughts some 12 or more years ago. Well you can if you like. I don’t mind. Just don’t expect me to defend it word for word. Most...

  • 5

    Is God Perfect?

    17 months ago

    Perfection can mean many different things to different people. We bandy the word about like there is a definitive of perfection, but there is not.

  • 70

    The Bible and The Oppression of Woman

    2 years ago

    The feminist movement has made a lot of inroads in the last century, but it is difficult to fight literally centuries of being considered inferior and even evil by men in society. It is even harder to fight the...

  • 5

    Does Christianity worship the Devil?

    14 months ago

    There are a lot of reasons to think that the god of the Jews and the god of Christianity and Islam is actually what people have come to call the devil, ruler and creator of the earth.

  • 3

    Is the Basis of Christianity Immoral?

    17 months ago

    Is it moral to profit from the murder of an innocent man? If you accept that the person is murdered to give you everlasting life aren’t you just as guilty of the crime as those who did the deed? If a man said...

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    Let Us Now Speak of Biblical Giants and Watchers.

    2 years ago

    The bible tells us the story of Noah and the flood. It tells us first that the daughters of man looked good to some of the sons of god, and that they went down and mated with them.

  • 4

    Who is the Devil? Part Three

    2 years ago

    Enoch is the seventh generation from Adam. He is the father of Methuselah who has a son named Lamech, who is the father of Noah.

  • 2

    God Is The Sun

    3 years ago

    “Thou arisest beauteous in the horizon of heaven, O living Aten, beginner of life when thou didst shine forth in the eastern horizon, and didst fill every land with thy beauty Thou art comely, great,...

  • 2

    Noah's Ark

    2 years ago

    n this article I would like to address the issue of the flood narrative from three different perspectives. There are actually three distinct versions of the story. The first was told by the Sumerians, the second appears...

  • 22

    Cannibalism and Christianity

    2 years ago

    When people think of Cannibalism they have a number of reactions. Most of us feel disgust. But we also experience fear and dread. Humanity today and in the past simply doesn't like the idea of being killed and eaten. Of...

  • 4

    The Rise And Fall of Christianity

    17 months ago

    Rome often had several emperors at a time. Each had a family army and territory. While they worked together they often worked against each other vying for power.

  • 3

    Creativity, Conflict, and Resolution, Create Order.

    2 years ago

    nteraction of wills causes conflict and competition. It causes relationships to be formed and wars to be waged. What is amazing is how this dynamic is present at every layer of life. You can go back as far as the atom...

  • 2

    A Brief History Of The NT

    3 years ago

    The Old Testament is about the law. The New Testament by contrast is about the life and death of Jesus. As with the Old Testament I want to explore some of the influences that went into creating the New Testament...

  • 2

    Prayer, the Supernatural, and Enlightenment

    3 years ago

    Does prayer work? You might be surprised to find an atheist saying: yes, it may. But not because we are speaking to an omnipotent being who gives us our wish like some glorified genie. Prayer is an inner dialogue...

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    The Golden Rule Explored

    2 years ago

    In this one phrase we are supposed to get the basis for our moral treatment of each other. In fact, it is a basis for human rights. It’s a powerful message. But most Christians believe it is something said...

  • 25

    Top Ten things you need to know about Atheist vs Religion Forums

    2 years ago

    Is it true that there are places in the US where you can live your entire life without knowing atheists? Being a Canadian that comes as a real shock to me. It’s almost unfathomable.

  • 12

    Why are atheists so obnoxious?

    2 years ago

    Atheism means “without theism.” I’ll explain that in detail a little later. There have always been atheists, but until the last century we were not allowed to officially exist. Heretics were not looked...

  • 0

    What is religious experience?

    2 years ago

    A lot of theists do not think an atheist can understand religious experience, which is why they cannot understand the religious mindset.

  • 0

    Does a concept exist?

    17 months ago

    Evolution takes care of this sort of thing over time. Being in a rush to get it all done now is a fool’s game.

  • 14

    What is Consciousness

    17 months ago

    Why are we conscious in the first place? What is consciousness?

  • 2

    Evolution or Divine intervention

    2 years ago

    t seems the problem a lot of people have with evolution is that they wonder why humans are the only animal that can use logic and reason to the extent that we do. Why we think about the world in probably a very...

  • 16

    Can a natrual process be creative enough to create mankind?

    2 years ago

    People who doubt that the universe could spring up from natural processes rather than a god often ask how happenstance could produce a creative creature like mankind as if the process of existence is all an accident.

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    Who is the Devil? Part Two.

    3 years ago

    Continued from part one: I can see God giving a message to one man (though why a God would not simply go to those he wants to destroy and tell them so if he wants to warn them up ahead, I don't know) But how can a...

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    Who is the devil? Part One

    20 months ago

    Satan is an interesting subject because, for all the talk about what he has supposedly done, there is very little told about him in the Old Testament. Very few stories deal with him specifically. There is also very...

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    A way to atheism through Zen

    2 years ago

    “When you know nothing, trees are just trees and mountains are just mountains. When you begin to learn, trees are no longer trees and mountains no longer mountains. But when you have come to know, trees are...

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    Satan In the Garden of Eden?

    20 months ago

    Christianity tells us that Satan lied to Eve by convincing her God had lied. But working within the myth, god did lie. They didn't die when they ate the fruit, and they became like gods, to know good and evil.

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    Is the Christian God Even Possible?

    2 years ago

    Well, if we take it to mean that everything is perfect for all things then it would mean everything’s needs are met and there is no conflict. That is the limit to perfection. When all your needs are met and there...

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    A Brief History Of The OT

    17 months ago

    To understand the present day Christian bible it is essential to understand the politics, cultures and mergers that formed it. In this hub I will be dealing with the origins of the Old Testament.

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    Sacrifice of Jesus

    2 years ago

    The only way Jesus could have sacrificed anything was if he was just a man with an idea he was willing to die for. But Christians won’t accept that even though no other rational conclusion can be drawn.

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    Pantheism VS Panentheism

    2 years ago

    There have been many definitions and types of Pantheism throughout history. But all the theistic versions have been, or are being, reclassified as Panentheism through the World Pantheist Movement, and Pantheists and...

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    Christianity and Pantheism compared

    2 years ago

    I would like to put Pantheism into Christian terms so that Christians and other theists might be able to understand it better. But to that end, please understand that I am talking metaphorically in many instances.

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    Instict, Love, and Empathy

    17 months ago

    We all agree that instinct is a basic function in man kind as well as all the other animals we share the earth with. But what is it?

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    What Is The Pantheist God?

    2 years ago

    Pantheism is not just substituting the word god for the word universe. We are not trying to say that the word “everything” should now be changed to the word god. Some people have actually suggested that...

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    Why Pantheism And Not Just Atheism?

    2 years ago

    By most definitions religion is set of beliefs about the universe and humanities place in it. It is about the origins of mankind and the meaning of life. It is the study of the mechanics of existence and how it all...

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    A Rational Ontological Argument

    20 months ago

    My ontological argument is not from perfection as Anselm, and Descartes was. My argument is from the the perspective of existence and it is much simpler to follow.

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    What Is Pantheism

    2 years ago

    Pantheism comes in several forms. Some are more theistic than others. But the original Pantheism had one basic but strict tenet. “There is nothing but god.”

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    No Such Thing As A Selfless Act.

    6 months ago

    There is no such thing as a selfless act. Humans always do things for a reason, and it is usually thought of by definition as being a subjective reason. We get something out of it.

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    Faith. Do we need it?

    2 years ago

    One of the best tools I have come across is a lack of belief. Isn’t that just the opposite of what every religion tells us? We are told from a very young age to value faith and belief; and here I am telling you...

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    No such thing as Free Will

    6 weeks ago

    What is will? This is perhaps one of the most fascinating questions to ask, and it leads to all kinds of other questions. Again, what we are usually told about will it is a crock. For instance, we are told that we have...

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    Observer Driven Reality Check

    17 months ago

    To make something a reality one has to translate desire into action. Not just any action either. If we really want to accomplish anything we have to turn desire into actions which might bring it about.

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