Identity and Dualism

As an atheist, in the sense that I do not hold to any idea of god or follow any theistic religion, I’d like to propose that identity is a social fiction that exists for the purposes of convenience, and that we confuse the fiction for the reality. The most simple argument against dualism (and in turn identity) is how one explains relationship if things are … Continue reading Identity and Dualism

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Is it religious to say Namaste?

I’ve noticed a recent news story making the rounds on Facebook, detailing how an American school has banned the saying of “namaste” on the grounds that it is a religious statement. The phrase, “namaste”, can be incorrectly taken as a religious statement, just like “My name is Ishu” can be incorrectly taken as a religious statement by someone willing enough to go to the trouble of … Continue reading Is it religious to say Namaste?

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Harmful Behavior – Support of religious scriptures

We can define truth as, a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like. With this definition we can say that truth is singular, that its interpretation should be homogeneous  If there is subjectivity involved, we may say we are no longer dealing with truth. We can go on to define an interpretation of something as an explanation or conceptualization by a critic, that is … Continue reading Harmful Behavior – Support of religious scriptures

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Left & Right

pol It seems plain to me now more than ever that the group we normally refer to as “conservative” or “right wing” is comprised of people who are fundamentally afraid of living. These individuals cling to money, material goods and tradition, finding new experience and change threatening to their idea of themselves, their egos. Current research suggests that conservative voters don’t base their beliefs on … Continue reading Left & Right

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Meditation (Guided – Of Sorts)

I have just finished a little meditation of this sort, and I thought I’d post a little description so that others may give it a shot if they’re so inclined 🙂 — I shut myself in my bedroom with all the lights off. Through the balcony door one can hear the sound of leaves rustling past, the wind rushing through the tree outside and the low rumble … Continue reading Meditation (Guided – Of Sorts)

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Animal Soul

Human souls are imagined by humans to give us comfort about the fact of death. Animal souls are imagined by humans for the same reason. As far as we know, animals do not practice religion, although it is possible some are capable of the abstract thought necessary to imagine an afterlife and wrestle with their own impending non-existence. This is most likely not common, but … Continue reading Animal Soul

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Facebook

A short conversation where in you start explaining social networking concepts to an elderly person who has never heard of the same before. “You open this page, login with your account and what you get to see in front of you here is called a wall! You can literally write on it.” (*Trembles with curiosity to explain*) “Right here, you will find a profile page … Continue reading Facebook

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Frozen Feelings & Blocked Emotions

I’ve been waiting for a long time to tell this story to people who will appreciate it, and this is the time! I believe it’s important to note that a day prior to this, I was talking to my best friend that I am lacking words to express. I don’t call myself good in expressing my feelings, but I find peace and relaxation in expressing … Continue reading Frozen Feelings & Blocked Emotions

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