Steiner’s Verses: Mother Earth, Father Sun

The sing-song voice of Kid1 floated into the kitchen: Give thanks to the Mother Earth.Give thanks to the Father Sun. These lines were repeated a few times, and then there was a crash of blocks as they moved on to something else. I asked Kid1 about the song later and was told "we sing at … Continue reading Steiner’s Verses: Mother Earth, Father Sun

Ms. Eddy’s Inspiration (Round 2)

Welcome Ms. Eddy's Inspiration Round 2 (for all posts on this topic see the MBE Inspiration tag). Answers to Ms. Eddy's Inspiration Round 1 are  now up. As with Round 1, while Ms. Eddy claims Science and Health with Key to the Scripture was divinely inspired and that her only source was the Bible, I have … Continue reading Ms. Eddy’s Inspiration (Round 2)

Celebrating the Seasons and a few thoughts on Modern Pagnism, Children and Religion

I feel the need to preface this with a story. The other day I mentioned to my husband that I'd had the strangest dream in which Phineas Parkhurst Quimby and Mary Baker Eddy were portrayed by Muppets Uncle Deadly and Miss Piggy (complete with the MBE-hairsytle of later years) in a Muppet-esque skit, song and … Continue reading Celebrating the Seasons and a few thoughts on Modern Pagnism, Children and Religion

Infographic – Evolutionary Tree of Myth and Religion (reblog)

Awesome visual on the evolution of religion!

Jericho Brisance

In keeping with my affinity for educational visual aids, I simply couldn’t resist adding this one to the lineup. Excellent work from Simon Davies @ www.Facebook.com/HumanOdyssey. Thanks to Seth Andrews at TTA for the Facebook post.

My own thoughts… I had a conversation with a friend quite recently, and he asked me what I thought “the truth” was. I told him that at bottom, I think religion is simply something that people like to do. We fear death. We fear uncertainty. And we fear insignificance. Religion gives us an incantation against the parts of our own minds that grasp these realities. Further, we Christians are not special, and we do not have corroborating evidences that our competing faiths lack. The mirage of uniqueness grows from the soil of ignorance. We do not understand “the others”, and so we do not understand ourselves. Only deep reading about our faith from outsiders, and about other faiths…

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Guest Post & A Few Thoughts: Principia’s Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics

The following is a guest post from regular reader and commenter realscience. If a fundamentalist Bible college were to establish an “Institute for Creation Science Studies” and use it to contort geology and paleontology in order to “prove” that the planet is only six thousand years old and life forms are the product of design, … Continue reading Guest Post & A Few Thoughts: Principia’s Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics