Moral Lessons from the Bible: God as the Perfect Father?
Atheism / Bible / christianity / Meaningfulness / Morality

Moral Lessons from the Bible: God as the Perfect Father?

I’ve heard at times from non-fundamentalist friends and family that the stories of the Bible are not to be taken literally but that they provide moral lessons. Sometimes I have to wonder what moral lessons and truths they are talking about. For instance, there is one story in the Bible in particular that honestly and … Continue reading

My favorite fact of science
Meaningfulness

My favorite fact of science

One of the fan questions in last night’s COSMOS panel (live streamed on Tuesday night ahead of the TV première of COSMOS 2104 on Sunday) was about the panel member’s favorite fact about science. It’s such a huge question that it would be hard to answer on the spot. My answer to this (after some … Continue reading

2012 Reflections
Meaningfulness

2012 Reflections

I have a short memory. I usually roll along in the moment, taking in questions, problems, and ideas as they come to me. More than once in the past few weeks I have had a conversation with a friend or coworker, only to have them come back to continue the conversation after a pause of … Continue reading

Activism / Atheism / Meaningfulness / Spirituality

Reasonable Living and Intentional Community

Why do people go to church? Of course, since my background is Christian I will write in “church” terms, but the same applies to the people who meet together in any type of religion, whether Nazarene, Catholic, Mormon or Hindu or Muslim or anything else. The same principles apply regardless of the specific beliefs. We’ve all … Continue reading