From the chapter ‘All Is Foreseen Yet Freedom of Choice Is Given’, from the book ‘Games of Awareness‘.
… A slightly different topic, yet related to our current conversation, is the old debate about ‘What if…’. In many cases, this phrase is used innocently, replacing future tense by past tense: Instead of asking: ‘What will you [...]
Today is the Jewish “Yom Kippur”.
It’s a day full of contradictions, some of which are rather odd.
According to the Jewish “Halacha” (religious laws and tradition), it used to be a happy day, in which men chose women for the purpose of establishing a family. According to the same “Halacha” it is now a sacred day, [...]
“Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about”
‘Strawberry Fields Forever‘, The Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1966
Given God’s religious definition, it is impossible to prove the existence of God.
Part 1 – Some definitions and basic conclusions
Rene Descartes‘ idea of our entire world being no more than something found in our mind, is well [...]
That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Recently I’ve been confronted with an increasing number of people who are in the process of leaving their religion, but find it difficult.
They may say they’ve already found out the [...]
Too many people have contacted me recently about stories that concern NDE (Near-Death Experiences).
It appears that people are willing to be convinced by just about anything. Things that are unknown (or even things that are known – but not to them), are easily supplemented (or replaced) by personal interpretations.
Take NDE for example: Near-Death Experiences have [...]
New York, NY — Is religion a virus that infects otherwise healthy individuals? That is a question raised by a provocative new book entitled, The God Virus. It is by noted psychologist and student of religion, Dr. Darrel Ray.
In a cogent and highly readable analysis, Dr. Ray traces the contagion course of religion as it [...]
Things get worse when they are imprinted in our minds with strong emotional context. Usually, when someone says bad things about our parents, children or loved ones, we tend to first react irrationally, even if some of the things said may be true. Many times in such cases, we don’t even bother to verify or [...]
“It ain’t what a man don’t know that makes him a fool, but what he does know that ain’t so.” – Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)
The workers of San Diego’s Wild Animal Park were facing a strange kind of problem. While promoting the California condor breeding program, they reached a point in time when they [...]
Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who lived in the 18th century. Kant, like many others before him, was bothered by the discomfort raised by questions such as “Is there a beginning to time?” or “Is there an end to space?” He realized that we humans could find no satisfactory answers to such questions. Suppose [...]