An introduction to my use of the word transcendence to encapsulate a path forwards for us, a higher consciousness chained to an evolutionary being.
Thoughts on truth and being
A large part of our world is created by our collective meaning. Meaning therefore is a discussion that, while difficult, is too important to ignore. While this may not be as coherent as I would like, if one line resonates with somebody, then that probably justifies the effort in writing it.
As one of the most influential books in our culture, and as part of my general interest in religion, I read the New Testament. Here are my thoughts.
Words sometimes contain worlds. Compassion is such a word, and it is one of great necessity and consequence to our species. This is a discussion of my journey with the word, and the complexities of realising it in life.
My thoughts on the concept of god
I wrote some musings about this force which is so deeply consequential in our society, and against my better judgement put it up here
Hence it comes that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed
— Niccolo Machiavelli
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I read the Koran in 1997 a few years before some people flew themselves into a building and did their faith such a great disservice. It was a real trial to get through it. If you don't believe in God and you are looking for any other sort of wisdom in this book, I am afraid you will be disappointed. Mohammed was basically a small-time warlord, and the only reason he ever gave for people following his version of the faith was that God said so. Of course, his immediate followers were definitely not small-time warlords, they led armies to...