Monthly Archives: August 2015

VS 71 on Choices and Avoidances

You can believe anything you want to believe. The only thing that **must** occur to you is death. The decision to believe or not believe anything less than the existence of death – which happens to you regardless of whether … Continue reading

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John Oliver’s Brilliant Indictment of Televangelists

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Trump Threatens the 14th Amendment

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the … Continue reading

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Rasta Reasonings

I’ve written before on the merits of the parody religion of Pastafarianism. It may have escaped my readers that I referred to the Flying Spaghetti Monster as Pastafari. I almost felt tempted to talk about I-and-I, but I’m aware that … Continue reading

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Stages of Development in Hedonist Spirituality

I recently had the pleasure of reading Sam Harris’ Waking Up, which raised many interesting philosophical questions. The author proposes that non-religious people can develop a coherent, rational spirituality based on a science of contemplation and wellbeing, and on experimenting … Continue reading

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