Tag Archives: Religion

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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And 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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A New View of God and Jesus

A growing number of scholars seem to have reached the conclusion that Jesus never existed. As many of them attest, whole chunks of Jesus’ life are missing.  Even the canonized accounts of his life – the ones that made it … 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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Star Trek Changed the World by Challenging Religion

I wasn’t fully immersed in the Star Trek phenomenon until the mid-1970s, when I became a teenager.  From the time I was born until about age 12, my mother  pretty much regarded it as her sovereign right to impose a … Continue reading

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Why Consign Religion to the Cognitive Ash Bin?

With delicious irony, they are derided by some philosophers and social pundits as the “new evangelicals”: the small but rather vociferous group of atheistic proselytizers — Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris, serving as the principal protagonists  — who contend that … Continue reading

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