Monthly Archives: May 2018

Meghan, the American Duchess

American citizen Meghan Markle, upon marrying a prince, has entered the fairy-tale world of British royalty. She and her family now have their own Coat Of Arms, and a new title has been conferred upon her by the crown: she … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of the Bahá’í Faith

Today is the celebration of the “Ascension of Bahāʾ-úllāh“, who died near ʿAkkā in Palestine in 1892. Bahāʾ-úllāh is the prophet and founder of the Bahá’í Faith, the final “revealed faith” in the line of Abrahamic religions which begins with Judaism, continues with Christianity, Islam, … Continue reading

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Three General Points About the Epicurean Canon of Truth

In last week’s discussion of Chapter 8 (Sensations, Anticipations, and Feelings) of Norman DeWitt’s book Epicurus and His Philosophy, the comment was made that there is likely a lot of confusion about what is meant by the “Canon of Truth.” … Continue reading

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Lucretius’ Verses for Tūtū Pele

Many years ago, I had a conversation with a Krishna devotee from Hawaii on the differences between the Hawaiian Goddess Pele and the Hindu Goddess Kali. She explained that Pele is similar in power to Kali Ma, except that she treads … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! Back to the Basics: the Ethics

Happy Twentieth to all Epicureans everywhere. This month we published a Dialogue on the Extent to Which the Declaration of Independence is Consistent With Epicurean Philosophy (this and many other dialogues are constantly taking place in the Epicurean Friends forum). Very often, in … Continue reading

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May the Fourth Be With You!

There’s no mystical energy field controlling MY destiny! – Han Solo Today is Star Wars Day and I’d like to share a story of friendship from the SW canon. There is more than one hero in this classic. At the … Continue reading

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