Category Archives: religion

Zen: Religion without god

I’ve been dipping into the words of the wild and woolly genius, Osho: “God is not something above humanity, God is something hidden within humanity. Man is carrying God in himself as a potentiality.” “So there is no concept of … Continue reading

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Quote

“Suffering isn’t ennobling; recovery is.” – Christiaan H. Barnard Interesting idea. So many religions and ideologies seem to push the idea that suffering is of some value. What do you think?

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Hi God

From Russell’s Teapot.

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No evolution, thanks, we’re Arabs

Part of the work I do involves developing educational materials (mostly textbooks) for various countries. This week, a project came in for a country in the UAE. A Muslim country, so we have to be sensitive to cultural difference. In … Continue reading

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The argument against forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive? The way I see it, it doesn’t mean anything. In fact, I find the concept of forgiveness something extraneous, confusing and downright meaningless. The widely used notion of forgiveness comes from the Judeo-Christian tradition. … Continue reading

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Happy holidays

My misgivings about Pesach started in 1982. I was about 7 or 8 years old, and my ballet teacher was holding special holiday workshops to teach “rhythmic gymnastics”. For those of you that missed out on rhythmic gymnastics, it’s the … Continue reading

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Morford and the definition of God

A friend recently recommended the rambling rants of San Francisco journalist Mark Morford. So I went and read his recent blog post decrying the weirdly-timed, backward-thinking Prop. 8, which denies gay Californians the right to marry their partners. Behind Morford’s … Continue reading

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