Who are we really? Are we really who we think we are? Are we who others say we are? Is it enough to believe we are something other than who we have believed ourselves to be? What is the way to know oneself as one truly is?
One of the greatest challenges to belief in God is the problem of suffering. But it's not just atheists who struggle with this challenge. Most everyone is conflicted by the fact that there is so much unnecessary suffering in the world, and it would seem that God, if God exists, is often apathetic. I've approached … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Human civilization has existed for some 10,000 years and in all that time we have been killing one another, raping, stealing, exploiting one another, and destroying the natural ecosystem which supports our very existence. No other species behaves so recklessly. No other species is so systematically self-destructive. Religions have not solved the problem. Governments have … Continue reading Why Is There So Much Conflict in the World?
If you are reading this article it is because you’re seeking some kind of answer to the age-old question, “Does God Exist?” And it is likely that you have already decided whether or not you believe in God. If this is so, then you might just be looking for some confirmation. But I would ask … Continue reading Does GOD Exist? …and Does it Matter?
Suffering, in all its myriad forms, is the most persistent issue that we face as human beings. The Buddha acknowledged this fact, making it the opening statement in his teaching. But he didn’t leave us to simply endure it. He went on to explain how suffering arises and how we can become free of it. … Continue reading The Problem of Suffering
Atheism has evolved over the centuries from a passive philosophical idea into an active movement which seeks to challenge, not only the foundations of religious belief, but every aspect of religious influence, especially in regard to how it affects society. There are a number of reasons why a person comes to call themselves an Atheist, … Continue reading A Spiritual Perspective on Atheism
Belief is something often misunderstood. Taken to the extreme it can be blind us from the truth. It can enslave us to the will of those who would wish to control us. It can excuse us from responsibility and can even be used to justify atrocities that we would otherwise not commit. But what exactly … Continue reading Belief, Doubt, Uncertainty & Skepticism