Archive for March, 2012

The Dilemma of God’s Morality

The Euthryphro dilemma asks whether morality is good because God made it so or whether God made it so because it’s good. In the first case, morality is relative because it’s based on God’s decision. If he decides to make it different for whatever reason (a change in biblical Testaments for example), then he can. […]

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Armageddon

From one point of view, Armageddon is heinous nonsense imagined by fundamentalists. Unfortunately, they are working to make it true, in a twisted dream of their own salvation while watching the unelect die horribly. There is no compassion in this image. Unbelievers get what they deserve, while the chosen get to sit on clouds and […]

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Buddhism and Neuroscience

Perhaps great feats are not supernatural, but merely a rare extension of the natural. On one show, a Chinese acrobat stacked six chairs, some on two legs, then did a slow handstand on top of the stack. On the TV show That’s Incredible, a Hindu yogi once got into a 2 square foot clear plastic […]

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Scientific Method?

Some worthy scientists subscribe to the religious idea of gazing at the universe with a sense of wonder and awe, but one suspects this to be an occasional experience for the average researcher. Lately they seem to spend the bulk of their time fulminating about religion, its deceptions and ill consequences. They call this atheism. […]

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