An introduction to my use of the word transcendence to encapsulate a path forwards for us, a higher consciousness chained to an evolutionary being.
We all live according to some sort of meaning, some interpretation of what life is about. Here is my attempt to put mine into words.
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.
Having recently read Christopher Hitchens God is Not Great, I thought I would follow it with perhaps an even more famous book lamenting the persistence of religious faith in the world. I really enjoyed the book and found it a much deeper and less anecdotal dispersal of religion as a rational belief system. Hitchens lists many instances of the evil behaviour of people professing faith, and is clear that the evils they did were because of their faith, not in spite of it. Dawkins does this too but I find his style of writing more compelling, because he is less...