Category Archives: religion

Film Review: “Hail Satan?”

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. First Amendment to the United States Constitution It’s a summarized chronicle of the rise of the Satanic Temple in the United States in the last few years, but more than … Continue reading

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Unification Church (the Moonies): the Bizarre Mail-Order-Brides Cult from Korea

On this date, Sun Myung Moon was born in Korea. He’s considered a messiah figure by the so-called “Unification Church” (aka the Moonies), a bizarre cult that incorporates radical heterosexist ideology, conservative Christian politics, and Asian mail-order-brides. Well, not exactly, but … Continue reading

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Conclusions on the Gita

The Gita is an attempt to include a diverse set of teachings from various schools, most prominent among them the Stoic-like Sankhya School of philosophy and the Vaishnava sect of devotional Hinduism, in one scripture. It seeks to establish Lord … Continue reading

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On Bhakti and Philodeman Piety

Throughout the Gita, and in the long tradition of Krishna Consciousness, Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion) is declared the highest form of yoga for most people. While the Gita declares that everyone worships according to their nature and tendencies, … Continue reading

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God in the Gītā

One God, Many Forms It may surprise people to know that Hinduism has a tradition of monotheism that evolved separately and independently from Abrahamic religions. Well, in reality, Hinduism teaches that there is one Supreme Soul (Param-Atma) or Brahman. This … Continue reading

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Prakriti and Purusha: Mother Nature and Father Consciousness

As part of the Gita’s process of acting as compendium of Vedic philosophy, it includes an introduction to the concepts of Prakriti (Mother Nature) and Purusha (Father Spirit). Mother Nature/Prakriti is said to be the reason for agency (cause and effect), and … Continue reading

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The Gita: a Stoic Scripture

You may remember that one of the quotes by which we can compare the Gita to Epicurean teachings is: “Most men are insensible when they rest, and mad when they act.” (Vatican Saying 11). In the Gita, this problem is … Continue reading

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