Most religious traditions throughout history advocate seeing God in everything that happens. Even more, these traditions recommend surrendering one’s self to the divine presence that is active in all creation. One must lose oneself to gain true Being. What does that mean? Can it all be nothing but the collective fantasy of the vast majority … More Discerning the Presence of God
Paideia, Step 1: The decision to be free is continuous, and there is no end point. Moreover, the process of continuously deciding to be free and to grow seems always to cause an equal and opposite reaction. The need to belong, to submerge one’s identity into something larger and safer, is equally as strong as … More Escape from Freedom, into the comfort of the brave new world
I am working on a series centered around the concept of escape from freedom. It will examine the blowback coming from the decision and the resolve to live a free life. Today, however, I am stepping back for a second to reaffirm the meaning of my notion of a 21st century paideia. This is the technocratic … More PAIDEIA for the 21st Century: The 5 steps of my philosophy of freedom
…God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.” “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, Whom you love so much–and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains… The next morning Abraham got up early. And Abraham went to … More Everyone Has Their Isaac
When we ache for guidance, when we search for answers, when we look around to find a meaning to the ceaseless activity, it is just possible that the clues and the answers are all around us. Perhaps if we listen, and with faithful ears we can hear, that still small voice: The Lord Speaks to … More The Still Small Voice
Belief in atheism is a belief that nothing exists besides energy patterns and space, and that consciousness is an epiphenomenon of involving specific energy patterns in the brain. There is no such thing as a guiding Intelligence, just chance. Reality IS, and is all inclusive. Our sciences, philosophies and religions must account for it all, even … More How do we choose between self-actualizing concepts?