The Silence of the Cosmos is the Sound of Freedom

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The human search for meaning. Human life is an existential crisis. We do what we can to avoid it. We try to ignore it, outsource it, delegate it, divert our attention from it or deny it exists. But they’re all feeble and futile attempts to avoid the unassailable law of our being, the essence of… Continue reading The Silence of the Cosmos is the Sound of Freedom

Heaven is not a Geographical Location

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In the spiritual view of reality, the inner dimensions of the world are primary. The foundation of the world is consciousness. Instead of the naturalist view that consciousness is a state of matter, the idealist view is that matter is a state of consciousness. Matter is an idea. When we limit our view of the… Continue reading Heaven is not a Geographical Location

The Inner Dimensions of Nature

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There is a lot of debate about the characteristics of nature and the existence of the supernatural, but through it all the concept of nature is often obscure. We may use the same word, but often we’re not talking about the same thing. For the materialist, nature consists of the objective properties studied by science… Continue reading The Inner Dimensions of Nature

The Law of Karma – cosmic justice or natural law?

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The doctrine of karma is sometimes interpreted as a system of cosmic justice. God is the chief prosecutor enforcing his laws through reward and punishment. Suffering is divine retribution for sin, and sin is disobeying God’s commands. With this interpretation of karma, it follows logically that people deserve to suffer. Their suffering is a just… Continue reading The Law of Karma – cosmic justice or natural law?

Can all the Different Religions be True?

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The harmonious outlook of religious pluralism. There is a wide diversity of religious claims and practices. Conceptions of the divine range from the God of Abraham to Hinduism’s impersonal Brahman. This diversity exists between religions and within religions. Many of the different claims seem contradictory. Some people think this means only one religion can be… Continue reading Can all the Different Religions be True?

Universes from Nothing?

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Scientific euphemisms and equivocations The question of cosmic origins is a perennially popular question, but most theists think the answer has been known for thousands of years. God is the ultimate cause of the cosmos. While there’s room to disagree with that theistic conclusion, there are rational limits on the valid ways to reject it.… Continue reading Universes from Nothing?

Reflections on the Nature of Faith

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Transcending the limits of the intellect Faith is sometimes described as belief without evidence. Non-believers promote this idea, but many believers also say this is the substance of faith. If we had evidence, why would we need faith? But this is a shallow understanding of faith. If that was the substance of faith, faith would… Continue reading Reflections on the Nature of Faith

The Fingerprints of God – A finely tuned universe

Modern physics has produced some amazing insights into the nature of the universe. One of the most astonishing is the discovery the fundamental forces of nature are balanced with a delicate precision.  Upset this delicate balance and the universe could have collapsed in on itself before getting started. No atoms could form, which means no… Continue reading The Fingerprints of God – A finely tuned universe

Why is there Something Rather than Nothing?

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The cosmological argument for God. The cosmological argument is a formidable argument for the existence of God. It’s not a single argument but a family of arguments with a similar theme. While there are several different versions of the argument, it’s unfortunately one of the most misunderstood. This is a vast topic, but in this… Continue reading Why is there Something Rather than Nothing?

Introduction to Hinduism – Harmony within diversity

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Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion. One of its most characteristic features is its rich variety of opinions and practices. But underlying this diversity is a harmonious philosophy and belief system that encourages individual freedom of thought and religious practice. Hinduism is difficult to define because the word Hindu wasn’t created by the followers of… Continue reading Introduction to Hinduism – Harmony within diversity