Category Archives: Humanism

Curators of Our Lifetime Journeys: A New Form of Spirituality?

The last few years I’ve been acquainting myself with the writings of a British religious philosopher named Don Cupitt. An ordained Anglican priest, Cupitt was once known as a theologian, but following his drift away from conventional Christianity, he now … Continue reading

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A Threat to Human Scaffolding

According to research conducted by the universities of Oxford and Coventry, religious beliefs are linked neither to intuition nor to rational thinking. Previous studies indicated that people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical.  Moreover when … Continue reading

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First Contact: Its Implications for Religion

This subject of contact with extraterrestrials and its implications for religion have always fascinated me. Will we discover that aliens have accessed the transcendent in ways remarkably similar to own through God/mortal hybrids such Jesus, prophets such as Muhammad, or … Continue reading

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The Arrival: Good Science Fiction

“The Arrival,” which debuted in U.S. theaters last Friday, is well worth the time, though it is a bit plodding at certain points. Without giving away any of the plot, the movie underscores to me how science fiction really has … Continue reading

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The Doomsday Machine: A Star Trek Masterpiece

I am a bit of an unrepentant Trekker – not a Trekkie, mind you – just a Trekker. I don’t go to conventions, I don’t secretly don Star Fleet uniforms in the privacy of my home, and  I have not … Continue reading

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A Brief, Networked History of Western Civilization

Whether directly or indirectly, the legacy of Western Civilization continues to be assailed on the campuses of many of this nation’s premiere college campuses. And sometimes I’m left to wonder if there will be anything left that is discernibly Western … Continue reading

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A Lesson about Gratitude and Grace

His name was Ted. During a family vacation in Savannah many years ago, I struck up a conversation with him around a hotel swimming pool. I was reading a Dickens novel as my daughters merrily splashed around in the pool. … Continue reading

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