Category Archives: Religious Faith

Among the World’s Great, but Unwitting Innovators

I’ve mentioned before how fascinating it is to consider how religious mystics, leaders and reformers have unwittingly contributed to innovation – entire platforms, in many cases – that have transformed the world in ways that they scarcely could have imagined. … Continue reading

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A Largely Secular Journey

I feel a bit of a kinship with Robert Wright, the author of the recently published book “Why Buddhism is True.” Roughly a decade or so ago, Wright also published a book titled “The Evolution of God,” which complemented another … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Stop Watching the Exorcist

Every time I encounter The Exorcist while channel surfing I invariably end up watching all of it. I can’t help myself.  I’ve always been fascinated with the film, though for largely unconventional reasons. Though only an pre-teen when the film came … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence and Spirituality: A Permeable Boundary?

I watched the 2013 movie “Her” for the second time last night. It underscores how there really is – conceivably, at least – a deep spirituality associated with Artificial Intelligence. The plot deals with an introverted and deeply emotionally scarred … Continue reading

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The God of the Human Exoskeleton

In my previous piece, I asserted that God is embedded in what I describe as the Non-corporeal Human Exoskeleton (NHE) –  for lack of a better description, a structure that human beings have evolved over eons and that permeates all … Continue reading

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God and the Non-Corporeal Human Exoskeleton

Borrowing from futurist Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants, I’ve been formulating the view that humanity has been in the business of constructing what I call a NHE (Noncorporeal Human Exoskeleton) for eons. What I mean by this is … Continue reading

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Why I’m Thankful for Evangelicals and Other Religious Hard Shells

As many of you may know by now, I’m not conventionally religious. I’m a cultural Christian, not an orthodox one. I am both pro-choice and sympathetic to the gay plight in America. I am a Tory conservative, yes, albeit one … Continue reading

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