Back in April I wrote my personal mission statement for The Ex-Christian Scientist. My work there, and having a life beyond my Ex-CS activities, are part of the reason I'm on hiatus for the summer. I thought I would share it with you here, and encourage you to visit The Ex-Christian Scientist if you have not already done so. I … Continue reading Why I’m doing this (reposted from The Ex-Christian Scientist)
Regular Sunday posting resumes today. Happy 2015! In September/October of 2014 I went through an internal rebellion. I realized that I want to consciously, intentionally move away from blogging (almost) exclusively about Christian Science. Part of me feels like I need to move on because I'm not in Christian Science anymore, and part of me wants … Continue reading chasing the fantasies that filled our minds
You see, whenever I start feeling sick, I just stop being sick and be awesome instead. ❤ Barney image via the internet
I’m not sure what I’m looking for as I adventure away from Christian Science, but this looks like a good list of things to take into consideration.
This essay was first published at The Humanist Contemplative.
Over the course of my comparative studies, there are some general traits I’ve noticed which seem to be shared between those wisdom streams and I thought it could be helpful to point them out. Here are some traits that are a sign of a good and healthy spiritual path…
10) Aim of True Happiness
Good spirituality will have as its aim the happiness of the practitioner. Of course, deep understanding of what this entails is essential. By ‘True Happiness’ we mean something more than mere pleasure associated with one’s conditions. Rather, the kind of happiness a good spirituality will pursue will be a deeper sense of contentment that transcends circumstance. It will be a source of inner strength in the face of adversity and humble appreciation in the face of fortune. Such a happiness is also not selfish in the…
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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 … Continue reading Steiner’s Verses: Mother Earth, Father Sun
Regular commenter Bill S. left me a link proclaiming "Scientists say they've proved God exists, and then it gets complicated" (1). I followed that link to the logical conclusion, through four more links (see below, 2) until I came across the abstract of the paper (3): Goedel's ontological proof has been analysed for the first-time … Continue reading Praise be unto He
A regular reader recently e-mailed me a link for the Center for Inquiry. Everything I know about them, I learned from their about page and website http://www.centerforinquiry.net. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. To oppose and supplant the … Continue reading triumph of the light of right & reason