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We’re Still ‘Superstitious’ and That’s Not All Bad

During the Enlightenment, anyone who expressed a religious worldview was labeled ‘superstitious.’ Atheists still use the term to denigrate anyone who suspects there is something more besides the material items our limited senses can detect. Do you believe in ghosts? An afterlife? A human soul? Intuition? You’re superstitious. Materialists call you superstitious as a way … Continue reading

Miracles

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Einstein. Just saw a news article that says the creation of life is no miracle. Why is that? Because now they have a theory that explains it. Which defines “miracle” as … Continue reading

What? Me Murder? We All Can

After watching over three hundred crime documentaries, it is fascinating that the great mass of mankind still agree on the cardinal virtues of Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, and Humility and the cardinal vices of Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy, and Gluttony. These are human universals, with some fluidity in details, among humans … Continue reading

The Holy Fool

The Holy Fool is a Russian archetype which derives from the idea that a person who truly does what Jesus said must be a fool. Kind of an admirable fool, but a fool nonetheless. It comes from those outrageous things Jesus said like, “Forgive your enemies, give to the poor, and restrict your sex life … Continue reading

Life After Life

Throughout the history of humanity, the vast majority of humans have believed that YOU live on after your earth body gives up. In the past few hundred years, a mere drop in the bucket of human existence, a weird idea has emerged that humans are basically soul-less machines and anything beyond what our senses can … Continue reading

What’s Wrong with People?

What’s wrong with people: greed, selfishness, violence, wars, lying, and all the rest, is just the over-the-cliff edge of human nature. For example, it is human nature to take care of yourself, but unacceptable to greedily hoard resources beyond what you could ever need, by any means necessary. It is human nature to defend yourself, … Continue reading

Kim Davis: State vs. Conscience

A woman in Kentucky, a government employee, refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, citing her religious belief as the reason. This has caused quite a storm, with people lamenting the sorry state of America, which some say is turning into a theocracy. The connection between state power and religion is long … Continue reading

Ever feel like this? Scared to do what is right?

Ever feel like you have a fresh perspective on the world but the rest of the mice just want you to climb down and be quiet? I’ve been tempted to climb down and be quiet, because I like people to like me, I like being one of the mice. This week I published a book … Continue reading

Marijuana Kills Cancer? Is that why you called it Killer Weed?

Oops-it appears that marijuana kills cancer cells and has other health benefits, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. By the time such information reaches a government website, it has had to crash through the gates of many Gate Keepers. It takes a long time. Meanwhile, no one’s life has not been touched by cancer, … Continue reading

Three Minutes of Sanity

Just a reminder: Relax, the world is going to keep spinning and beauty is all around you.