So young and naive was I when mother would drag my little body to the house of God, sometimes I would cry till my nose ran through endless catarrh. 400 more words
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Just saw something come up in my Facebook feed called ‘Anti-Abrahamic philosophy.’
I always find it odd that Judaism, Christianity and Islam are regarded as on some very different level from, say, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism (leaving aside problematic disputes on whether the latter two are ‘religions.’) 168 more words
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To encourage false beliefs and to protect them by discouraging, if not prohibiting, honest discussion and free inquiry may well be inexpedient in the extreme. Those who assume that some beliefs, even if false, are necessary to preserve morality have a peculiar notion of morality and imply that dishonesty and rigorous discrimination against honesty are moral.
In an attempt to force myself to write more, I will be embarking on a new project, beginning now. Once a day, I will offer short excerpts—and possibly, occasionally, some commentary—from whatever it is that I am reading at the time, or from things I have read that strike me as important. 590 more words
Here’s an interesting little quote from Spinoza’s Ethics (Samuel Shirley translation), in the scholium to proposition 47 of part II:
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That men do not have as clear a knowledge of God as they do of common notions arises from the fact that they are unable to imagine God as they do bodies, and that they have connected the word “God” with the images of things which they commonly see […].