Category Archives: Religion

Why are we selfish? Can we change?

Examining the root of selfishness in our evolutionary history, and why altruism is important for humans.

Enlightenment porn

Exposing the spiritual superstar who, with his Jesus-like demeanor, seduces you with promises of enlightenment.

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Test spirituality with reality

How do you know a when a “spiritual” belief is true or false?

The importance of a mystical perspective

… because there is an impenetrable mystery at the heart of everything.

Check out the videos of YouTube user imyouandurme.

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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