Try to recall who God was for you when you were a child. List key concepts you learned about God when you were growing up. What or who was the source for your information – parents, friends, TV,…Continue
In 1957, a former Wall Street banker named R. Gordon Wasson posited the idea that Adam and Eve were ancient Siberians who plucked psychedelic mushrooms from birches near the artic, which became the…Continue
Despite their differences, Hinduism and Christianity have great similarities. And this is particularly prominent in the case of the life and teachings of the two central figures of these world…Continue
For many specialists the term “secularism” and its derivatives mean in general “a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith.” In fact this is, more or less,…Continue
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The Bible is not a book of science, though the first Chapter of Genesis, as the nineteenth-century sociologist Max Weber points out, is the necessary prelude to science. It represents the first time people saw the universe as the product of a single creative will, and therefore as intelligible rather than capricious and mysterious.
Nature has no divinity. Indeed, in the Hebrew Bible, it became “undeified” as G. W. F. Hegel put it. Hegel observed (in lectures notes his students…Continue
“It is not something that happens because people miss-interpret the text; it is because they believe in them. That is the problem.”
~ Christopher Hitchens ~
Somehow stories contain the very soul of a people; when, for instance, American pastor Carol M. Noren meditated on the crossing of the Read Sea, saying that “God commands Moses to stretch out his hand over the sea,” and Moses obeys without hesitation, she infers the conclusion that, “Our Lord desires…
For the past decade, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has stood at the forefront of new thought in the philosophy of Islam and its explanation, and Europeans have plenty to learn from her brave commitment to Enlightenment values – in the face of all that extremism.
Ali will live under a fatwa for the rest of her life as a result of criticizing Islam. However, “even…