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Turning on TED

It was only 18 months ago that I publicly wrote that one of my deepest dreams was to present a TED talk. I’ve changed my mind and here’s why. 1,100 more words

Culture

Sacred Profanity

Do words like “sacred” and “holy” (or “profane”) have any meaning anymore?  Did they ever?

The Sacred, the Holy and a little profanity

I recall climbing the long stone stairs to the Sacre Coeur in Paris. 787 more words

Religion

Evolving From Belief Mode

So, if I am skeptical by nature and don’t believe, but agree to believe by choice, would god then judge me for being a liar? If one simply does not believe the story, but agrees for the sake of community, family, income, … 163 more words

Atheist

Texas, Heartbreak, and Starting Over: My Journey Way From Faith to Atheism: Volume 2

via IFTTT Volume two of my journey away from faith to atheism includes time spent in Texas, the most painful heartbreak of my life, and starting over from scratch. 30 more words

Humanism

To My Fellow Humanist, No Thanks

by Jim Watkins

A group called Good Without God wanted its city to remove a cross that was erected to honor a World War I veteran. 407 more words

Spirituality

Cicero's Republic: Education and Humanism

Besides political commentary, although Cicero’s ruminations about education and philosophy are still tied to his political philosophy, Cicero’s other great undercurrent of thought in the  4,182 more words

Philosophy

Philo.. so.. logy

Assez de philosophies et de philosophes !
Nous voudrions bien des philologues, pas nécessairement des porte-paroles, mais surtout pas des adhérents !
Apprendre a lire et comprendre ce qui a été déjà dis et construit, est un don et un art, dont on a besoin, impérativement. 47 more words

Creative Writing