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
There is but one morality, as there is but one geometry
— Voltaire
How religion poisons everything
Christopher Hitchens
I came late to this book, indeed some years after the author had died. During his later years and illness, he was told many times that he would renounce his atheism as death approached, but that reversal never happened and he stayed true to himself until the end. I'd always found the title interesting as if it implied that there was a god, they just merely weren't great. In the early part of the book I found Hitchens in a couple of places almost suggesting he might be open to the existence of god which I found surprising. I guess...