There Will Be War.

“I believe in world peace. I believe it is possible.” – Every politician or beauty pageant contestant ever. Highly unlikely. That’s not to say that it wouldn’t be desirable. It’s just not going to happen. Even in an idealistic world where everyone had enough food, followed the Golden Rule, did not covet status, wealth or … Continue reading

Solving The Mind-Body Problem in Five Minutes

What is the relationship between mind and matter? Materialism holds that the mental is a product of the physical – the mind is what the brain does. By contrast, dualist accounts are consistent with our common sense notion that the mental is fundamentally different from the physical. How much does a thought weigh? a dualist … Continue reading

On personal spiritualism and liberal religiosity

A little while back a friend asked me if I thought that recent violent acts by religious fundamentalists have stained the benefits of interiorized spirituality. Since this is a good question and one at the heart of much of my thinking on religion and “spirituality” (I’ll explain the shutter quotes later), I figured I’d make … Continue reading

I would like to welcome Reynard T, soon to be ex-Christian, to atheism!

Devout Christian reader Reynard T had this to say in response to my religion/myth book section photo: It just shows the ignorance and misinformation that people have about the reliability of the Bible. The history section perhaps but the Bible is the most reliable book in history and the message in it is the ONLY one … Continue reading