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Transcendental Aspirations

When we contemplate the essential core of all the meanderings of our lives, motivations, and aspirations, we are often tempted in our self-importance to presume we do these things for some “exalted” or “transcendental” reason. While these romantic notions are

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The Opium of the People

When a doctor prescribes pain medication to us when our pain is unmanageable, we are grateful to be given relief from that pain. Often, we are in so much pain that all we know is our desire to be rid

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The Weak and the Strong

As I work through the revelations in my last post about the likely roots of Christianity belonging to Rome, I have come to realize an additional motivation for the creation of religions.  In the past, I focused mainly on how we as

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Human BEING…

The ego is the very notion of identity – the notion of “I,” or “me,” as separate and distinct from “other.”  One of the ways the ego distinguishines and defines itself from others is it clings to ideas it finds appealing to itself,

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True Faith, True Love

Throughout my writings on this site, I speak very critically of faith, because it is the acceptance as true that for which we have neither evidence, or at least good evidence, nor sound reasoning, which is the essence of laziness, dishonesty, and untruthfulness. What

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The Creator IS the Created

One of the problems people can run into when contemplating the mysteries of the universe, is in believing there must have been a “beginning” to it all.  This comes from our perception of the illusion of time, created by the ego,

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Comfort Zone

We have together explored some of the reasons why we adhere to traditional religious belief.  We have discovered at the heart of it all, is ego, the self-concept, and that without the ego, none of these religious delusions would exist, since religious belief serves no

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True Vision

A few nights ago, I had a dream. I was in a 727 airplane, and at one point jumped out of the plane.  In the past, I have had anxiety and fear when dreaming of jumping from high places, but now, I

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Something “Special”

One of the things I find quite disturbing and arrogant about theologians, apologists, pastors, and many “religious” people, is their belief humanity is somehow, some way, something “special.”  That is not to say all individuals are not special in their own

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All Natural

We have discovered many things on our journey together.  We have learned there is no such thing as “other realms of existence,” “other dimensions,” “immortal souls,” the “supernatural,” and other “magical” notions.  The universe is, as they say, “all natural.”  That is to

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