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Mystery vs certainty

Spirituality and fundamentalism are at opposite ends of the cultural spectrum. Spirituality seeks a sensitive, contemplative relationship with the sacred and is able to sustain levels of uncertainty in its quest because respect for mystery is paramount.

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When The World Will End

When the grass is brown and hot and dry
and when the vapor hazes in the air
and when the leaves crunch under feet
because the sun refuses to lay off the heat… 150 more words


WHO'S A GOOD BOY THEN? (God backwards is dog): The Euthyphro Dilemma

So following on from the last post where I went through a few of the basics of ethics, I thought I would look at one of the first moral quandaries that I came across when studying. 645 more words


INDIANS BEWARE OF JIM: an introduction to basic ideas in ethics

Ethics is the area of philosophy that is chiefly associated with morality (strictly speaking I am dealing with normative ethics in this post, normative ethics being concerned with what we should do). 1,227 more words


"True Believers" and Hell

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern. 327 more words

Religion And Spirituality

Yes, Richard Dawkins, some of us think in absolutist terms.

Tuesday morning of the previous week, Richard Dawkins tweeted “Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that’s an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think.” 671 more words

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Theology, Science, and Critical Discourse (Part 3)

We finally arrive at Ernst Troeltsch and his engagement with a multifaceted and problematic relationship between theology and social science. In parts 1 and 2… 1,444 more words