Archive for April, 2012

Reincarnation & Mind

  In most religions, life after death is presumed to be a good thing, because most people believe in heaven and think that’s their destination. If one believes their after-life road leads to hell, it might not seem so great a scenario. The typical atheist response to ideas of an afterlife is that the person […]

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Scientific Knowledge is not Truth

Science perpetually revises its understanding of the world, destroying the old ground and creating new ground. It is one of the great beauties of the discipline – it does not rest on its many laurels. But this only comes from a position of uncertainty. The valid position that we do not know anything. Science in […]

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Atheism vs Non-theism

Tell a Buddhist that Buddha is an atheist and they will reply that he is a non-theist. The proper answer is – what’s the difference? The distinction, for me, is primarily cosmetic. It is more in application than essential belief. Atheism is a primary stance about the nature of the universe. God does not exist. […]

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Science Cannot Save Us

  Many atheists claim that religion is the source of all violence. They are fatally mistaken. Many atheist leaders, including Napoleon and Stalin, have murdered millions. But the full irony of historical forces is far more fascinating. The religious persecution of science kept at bay the tools that allowed despotic leaders to wreak greater and […]

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