Category Archives: Atheism

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS ON THE KILLING OF ANIMALS, IDEAL KOSHER PRACTICES, DIVERSE RELIGIOUS VIEWS, AND ATHEISTS ON VEGETARIANISM

“The blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.” Deuteronomy 12:23-24   The Torah gives precise details on how animals are to be sacrificed and slaughtered (shechita). According to Rabbis Shlomo Ephraim Luntschitz and … Continue reading

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MY VIEWS ON RELIGION, ATHEISM, BUDDHISM AND OTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, HOUSTON SMITH A LIFE ON RELIGION

It is very good to be born in a church, but it is very bad to die in a church. Swami Vivekananda It may come as a surprise to my readers,  my particular views on these issues, Religion, Atheism, and … Continue reading

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ON GOD, TRANSCENDENCE VS IMMANENCE

“He through Whom we see, taste, smell, feel, hear, enjoy, know everything, He is that Self.” Katha Upanishad TRANSCENDENCE Transcendence it is the notion that God is an idea too large to grasp, like the Absolute,  or the Infinite, and … Continue reading

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ATHEISM A DEAD END

“O shining Odysseus, never try to console me for dying. I would rather follow the plow as thrall to another man, one with no land allotted to him and not much to live on, than be a king over all … Continue reading

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ETERNAL OR CYCLICAL TIME VS THE BIG BANG AND LINEAR TIME

  “Created was the matter which they have;  Created was the informing influence  Within these stars that round about them go.”                                                                                            Dante Now the idea of Eternal  and Cyclical time  once  very popular in ancient Religious Cosmology, and modern … Continue reading

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