Posts Categorized: Science and Religion

DO ATHEISTS BELONG IN THE INTERFAITH MOVEMENT (Part 2)

Posted by & filed under atheism religion, atheists believers, Chris Stedman, faith and knowedge, Religion and Faith, Science and Religion.

Tweet Share by Christopher Stedman But Atheism Isn’t a ‘Faith’…  As Lindsay articulated, there is a related concern that many atheists have about joining interfaith coalitions—that participating in interfaith work somehow bolsters religious privilege. And, all the more, that some will conflate atheists participating in interfaith work with the idea that atheism is “just another…
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THE GREAT QUESTION OF SCIENCE AND EPISTEMOLOGY. (HAVE YOU AN ANSWER?)

Posted by & filed under Epistemology, Mind Brain Dichotomy, Science, Science and Religion, What does it mean "to know"?.

TweetShare Suppose we see, and thus become aware of, a tree. This statement seems simple enough, but this is one of those precarious occasions where we casually speak of something spectacularly ineffable as if we knew what it meant. When we say we “become aware” of a tree, what are we talking about? What does…
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AFTER THE FIRE AND THE STORM

Posted by & filed under Allan Bloom, Allegory of the Cave, Boob Tube, Homer Simpson, meaning of life, morals and values, Plato, Science and Religion, symbols meaning, Television, Tocqueville.

TweetShare “After all the fire and storm of the historical process, the struggles between good and evil, progress and reaction, the long and difficult climb from barbarism and slavery up into the light of civilization and finally of free civil society, at last and at length we struggle up to the peak of the mountain…
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RECONCILING SCIENCE AND RELIGION (Part 2)

Posted by & filed under consciousness, Douglas Sloan, fundamentalism, Govinda, Logical Positivism, matter spirit, meaning of life, meaninglessness, mind and body, New Age, Peace, Science and Religion, Transcendance, Zen.

(Please Read Part 1 first! You’ll find it just below) Tweet Share In reaction to the emptiness that often seems to pervade modern life, there have been several unsuccessful attempts to reconnect us with the spiritual tradition. Let’s look at three of these first, and see why they do not work, before moving on to…
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RECONCILING SCIENCE AND RELIGION (Part 1)

Posted by & filed under consciousness, matter and spirit, meaning of life, meaninglessness, mind and body, Peace, Science and Religion.

Tweet Share According to historical tradition, western civilization began in ancient Greece when radical thinkers began to look for rational explanations of what they observed, rather than relying on invisible gods or demons. A line was thus drawn between two realms of life: the realm of matter and the realm of spirit.  The resulting rift…
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ATHEISTS VS. BELIEVERS?

Posted by & filed under atheism, atheism religion, atheists, atheists believers, Bible, Bible Symbolism, Is there a God, literalism, Noah's Ark, Science and Religion, What is God, What is the Bible about.

Tweet Share Atheists object, with understandable indignation, that religious teachings are filled with justifications (or even ‘divine commands’) for violence and cruelty toward others, and that religious people often turn their backs on the splendid opportunities of life in exchange for the promise of something better after death.  When religious teachings are taken only literally,…
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Why Can’t You Kids Just Get Along?

Posted by & filed under Andrew Cohen, Biocentrism, consciousness, Dalai Lama, Edgar Mitchell, fundamentalism, John Shelby Spong, Ken Wilber, Noetic Science, religion and science, Robert Lanza, Science and Religion.

by Wes Hopper One of the urban legends that’s very popular these days is the one about the endless battle between Science and Religion. The two are completely incompatible, we’re told, and the true believers are locked into a fight to the death over who’s right. Well, that’s pretty dramatic, but not completely true. I’ve…
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The Times We Live In

Posted by & filed under American Culture, Andrew Cort, Education, Politics, Religion, Return to Meaning, Science, Science and Religion, Spirituality.

This is my first post in my new blog. I’m hoping to initiate conversations about the state of our world, with an emphasis on how religion, spirituality, science, education, and politics, all impact each other, our individual psyches, and our common civilization.