Category Archives: god

First Principle of Piety

The Seven Principles of Epicurean Piety are seven general guiding ideas that were distilled from the Reasonings on Philodemus’ scroll On Piety, which were published in Society of Epicurus. The Herculaneum scrolls are the writings that survived the eruption of Mount … Continue reading

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The Sculpted Word and Athena’s Dignified Demeanor

Until I read the book The Sculpted Word: Epicureanism and Philosophical Recruitment in Ancient Greece, I hadn’t thought much about the statues of the gods of Greece, except in passing while studying the history of the ancient Epicurean Gardens, when … Continue reading

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Book Review: the Epic, Complex, and Incomplete “Evolution of God”

In the Evolution of God (not to be confused with Karen Armstrong’s History of God), Robert Wright–author of Why Buddhism is True and The Moral Animal–applies the logic of non-zero-sumness that he’s known for, and the logic of Darwinian theory … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: Lucretius on Iron and War, and some Updates

Happy Twentieth to Epicureans everywhere! During the month of February in Athens, Epicureans from all over Greece got together for their annual symposium. As is customary, I sent a message of solidarity on behalf of the Friends of Epicurus. Here … Continue reading

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God and the Atom: Book Review

Victor J Stenger, who passed away a couple of years ago, was one of the staunchest defenders of the classical model of physics, the one that remains truest to the original model invented by the Leucippus-Democritus dynamic duo and perfected … Continue reading

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Reasonings on the Jefferson Bible I

The blog series RJB is based on my reading of the Jefferson Bible for the 21st Century, published by Humanist Press. It is based on the cut-and-paste Bible that was put together by American founding father Thomas Jefferson, where he … Continue reading

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Lucretius Against the Creationists

When they feign That gods have stablished all things but for man, They seem in all ways mightily to lapse From reason’s truth … in no wise the nature of the world For us was builded by a power divine- So great … Continue reading

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