All Blog Posts Tagged 'Soul' (3)

Religion and Language: Quasi-Religious Terminology

There are a host of commonly used words in the English language which I like to call quasi-religious. Words like soul, spiritual, fate, mother nature, energy, and the like. These are words which have two sets of connotations, one which is spiritual and one which is largely secular, whose different meanings often get used interchangeably. 



Take the soul. On the one hand there is a mystical connotation. It is something separate from the body, which may well survive…

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Added by bazie on July 1, 2012 at 10:12am — 4 Comments

For Solomon Burke

In the midst of our railing against religion, it can be easy to forget the human heart that lies within its crumbling machinery. I have long been a lover of traditional gospel music, particularly the kind that developed among African-American Protestantism. While I get nothing from the propaganda undercutting it, I am easily swept up in the emotion of the performance and those lyrics which speak of humanity's common longing for solace in this world of woe. Naturally, I am even more drawn to… Continue

Added by Buck O'Roon on October 11, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Does an Atheist Have a Soul?



I've not covered this topic as yet, so what a better time to do so than now?



I've covered death, afterlife, evolution, space, existentialism, gods, demons, medicine et al., but haven't really touched on soul. And there's a reason for it, it's a difficult topic to cover with any sense of authority because it's a grey area, one where there is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 17, 2010 at 2:47am — 8 Comments

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