Category Archives: Secular Society

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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REDUCTIONISM, DETERMINISM VS SOCIOLOGY, THE TRUE NATURE OF MAN, AN ETERNAL NOW

  Reductionism can mean either an approach to understanding the nature of complex things by reducing them to the interactions of their parts, or to simpler or more fundamental things or a philosophical position that a complex system is nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis of Values, Determinism, Eternal Now, God, Ibn Arabi, Materialism, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Oneness of Being, Ontology, Philosophy, Physics, Positivism, Post-Positivism, Reality, Reductionism, Science, Science and Belief, Scientism, Secular Society, Subjective, Tawhid, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

JESUS CHANGING FACE, MYTH VS A HISTORICIZED LIFE OF JESUS, AND A NEW SPIRITUALITY, GNOSTICISM.

14 Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. 15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?” 16 Jesus … Continue reading

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PROGRESS, HISTORICAL EVOLUTION, MYTHS, AND FALLACIES OF OUR TIME

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Martin L. King It is common knowledge the idea that Humanity seem … Continue reading

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THE FALLACY IN THE DREAM; SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS MATERIALISM, NIHILISM, AND SPIRITUAL BANKRUPTCY

Extolling the virtues, and rightness of our now old hat, the Secular materialistic state of affairs that rule the world, it is praised with self-righteousness, like a sort of doctrine that like the famous phrase in our bill of rights … Continue reading

Posted in Bankruptcy, Capitalism, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Economy, Freedom, Globalization, History, Human Nature, Life Liberty and the pursuit of happines, Materialism, Money, Nihilism, Ontology, Philosophy, Politics, Postmodernism, Property, Religion, Secular Society, Spiritual but not Religious, Spirituality, The Bill of Rights, Unalienable Rights, Uncategorized, Wall Street fiasco | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments