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
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?
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
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)
Science and religion has become binary, sometimes forcing people to follow one or the other. This was not always the case. Different fields and concepts in mathematics were created by well known mathematicians such as Newton, Galileo, and Kepler to study and understand the universe and ultimately prove the existence of a God. Science and religion are one in the same despite popular belief. Religion … Continue reading Science! Religion!
One fundamental thing that I would like to clear up: Indian temple is not a place of worship or prayer. Are you aware of this? -It is not really for a worship or prayer. Today, You don’t know what else to do, you’re going to temple and doing things that everybody else are doing everywhere. Nobody ever leads a prayer in the Indian temple. Hinduism, … Continue reading Indian Temples