Category Archives: Religion

Reality: personal or impersonal?

Examining the nature of the Ground of Being.

Spiritual hoaxes and the suffering they inflict

Response to a viewer who is suffering the effects of false spiritual ideas.

The universe is screwed (and what that means for YOU)

“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” Can there be ultimate meaning in a transient universe? We try to find significance in wealth, possessions, achievements, people, altruisic actions, but the whole notion of meaning through attainment is a red herring.

God versus Occam’s Razor

A discussion of monotheism, pantheism and panentheism, in light of science – in particular the law of conservation of energy and the Big Bang theory.

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When spirituality makes you want to die

Beliefs are not harmless things; they have a powerful effect on the mind. Recognising when a belief is wrong can be difficult, but if you find yourself in a bad psychological state, that may be a strong clue.

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How to decide whether there is an afterlife

What would it really be like to accumulate memories for a trillion, trillion, trillion years?

Celebrate the (re)birth of the sun of God this Christmas

(Oops! I’m a little late posting this here. Well, better late than never.)

Why Christmas should be celebrated by the non-believer, but not by the Christian.

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The folly of the pursuit of holiness

Discussing the quest to attain an idealistic, superior (and unnatural) state of being.

For A: “If I admit I’ve rejected Islam, I’ll be executed.”

An agnostic from a Muslim background, living in Saudi Arabia, asks for advice.

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