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The terror of the infinite desert: atheists in the face of death

When I was in my teenage years, I called myself an atheist. In my twenties, although still professing atheism if anyone asked about religious beliefs, I modified my stance to agnosticism. 2,488 more words

Anthroposophy

Baggini: "HEALTH IS NOT AN END IN ITSELF: IT'S A MEANS TO LIVING WELL"

From “Apple Watch: are you feeling the terror?” by Julian Baggini, The Guardian, 11 March 2015

“Tools like smartwatches encourage a kind of auto-instrumentalisation, in which we treat ourselves as machines to be well-oiled, serviced and working at maximum efficiency. 86 more words

Why all writers are vain

There was an interesting article in The Guardian newspaper today by Julian Baggini,about how sensitive writers are to criticism.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/feb/25/writers-vain-egotism-julian-baggini

( some great stories on writing beneath this article,and do read the comments section ) 115 more words

Being A Writer Is Tough

Are you giving anything up for Lent?

My relationship with food has fluctuated since my birth almost forty years ago. After a struggle with breastfeeding I was, so I am reliably informed, fed with carnation milk. 566 more words

Abstinence

#1: Welcome, and the meaning of life

For any piece of writing, be it poem, novel, essay, blog, or perhaps even a letter to a friend, I find starting is the hardest part. 333 more words

First Post

Selflessness

In this TED talk philosopher Julian Baggini adresses the question: “Is there a real you?” He expounds on the concept of a separate and fixed self and then refutes it. 143 more words

Spirituality

Your true self is partly discovered and partly created

We all believe in what we call our ‘real self’, the one that stays with us notwithstanding changes we experience throughout life. We find comfort in the idea that our true self is a permanent thing and is always there for us to offer stability in life’s unstable and chaotic order of things. 452 more words

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