With the holiday season coming up I thought I would share some more or less seasonal thoughts about what a Deist Christmas might be like.
I long ago earned the seasonal nickname “Scrooge” for my refusal to join in Christmas celebrations. At that time I still considered myself a Christian but felt that Jesus would have been horrified at the hedonism and licentiousness associated with the cel ...
There was a bit of a ruckus over on one of my favorite blog sites a couple of months back when biological anthropologist Barbara King took the world’s most famous atheist, Richard Dawkins, to task for urging his followers to “mock” and “ridicule” those who professed belief in the trans-substantiation of bread wafers in the Christian sacrament of the Eucharist.
King’s co-blogger Adam F ...
Many of the things that Chuck described as sacred in his article "Spirituality and the Sacred" I also hold as sacred. But in this post, I'd like to talk about Nature and all the beauty, abundance, and gifts (just to name a few) ...
Hi Mary, Yes I did post a review on the bool Wild Orchids, but I did it under an old user name, voice1440. I started to have some unusual activity on my PC and thought I was being hacked, so I changed all my user names and accounts.
I really don't consider myself a romance novel kind of guy and I am picky on the ones that I do read, But Wild Orchids was a really good one and I found it hard to put it down too.
Another book I thought was pretty good was "Heart of the Witch" by Alicia Dean. Read More...
Personally, I don't agree, and in my own opinion,any sensation that one feels while under the influence of a mind altering drug or substance is unnatural.
Someone may think that the euphoric feelings one gets while taking such substances are real, but they are only being fooled by the drugs and by themselves when they return to a normal state of mind.
To truly feel unconditional love for someone, a person must first be able to say that they know... Read More...
I can agree with you that
there is no right or wrong in questions of morality and ethics!
Any questions about anything is an attempt to find an answer. Rather or not the answer is acceptable to that person is up to s/he to decide for themselves.
I'd like to replace one word in you last sentence and get your perspective on it. I'm going to replace questions with the word acts.
"I know that there is no right or wrong acts of morality and ethics!"... Read More...
Mind over Matter is a very powerful thing!
If a person believes something to good or evil, then the mind will present that as so.
Having something that is physical effect you, such as being in an auto accident, might develop a fear in that person of driving or being a passenger in a car. The person is now just afraid, but doesn't necessarily consider that all cars, trucks and buses are evil. In a young child with a developing and very active... Read More...
The question that you have asked,
I wanted to ask everyone where do you believe sentient beings go after so called death on this Earth?
I believe will have many different answers depending on the beliefs of the people giving them. But, because nobody to date has yet to return to this world after they have completed their life cycle, there is no irrefutable proof that when a person passes on there is some kind of afterlife in any shape or form.... Read More...
I'd like to dedicate the following poem to Chuck Clendenen, a man who has done so much for so many.
Having Come This Far
I've been through what my through was to be
I did what I could and couldn't
I was never sure how I would get there
I nourished an ardor for thresholds
for stepping stones and for ladders
I discovered detour and ditch
I swam in the high tides of greed
I built sand castles to house my dreams
I survived the sunburns of love... Read More...
Many of the things that Chuck described as sacred in his article "Spirituality and the Sacred" I also hold as sacred. But in this post, I'd like to talk about Nature and all the beauty, abundance, and gifts (just to name a few) that it prov...
Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me
with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack
It was what I was born for - to look, to listen, to lose myself
inside this soft worl...
A Morning Offering
I bless the night that nourished my heart
To set the ghosts of longing free
Into the flow and figure of dream
That went to harvest from the dark
Bread for the hunger no one sees.
All that is eternal i...
There is a tree that stands tall in neighbors yard eight houses down from mine, I'd say that it is about 75 feet high. There are taller trees in our area, but they are in parks or the nearby woods. I look at this tree every day and most mornings g...
Currently I am reading a book titled: The Varieties of Religious Experience, A Study In Human Nature By William James. this book is a collection of Lectures on Natural Religion Delivered at Edinburg in 1901 - 1902. The following excerpts are segments...