Self-Awareness Archive

Why an Atheist Might Not Think the Bible is All That Special

How could anyone reject the Bible? Believing in the Bible’s divinity can be pretty tough once you begin to read it like any other book.

What College (and Seminary) Students Don’t Know About Religion

College students studying religion think they know what it is, but they are often wrong. Here are some things worth knowing when studying religion.

What If My Younger Self Friended Me on Facebook?

If by some strange experiment of internet time travel you were friended by your younger self on Facebook, would accept it?

Quoted: Rumi on Woundedness and Light

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

Is Human Morality Found in Our Primate History? A Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist

In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.

Quoted: Robin Ince on Seeking Answers

"To be confused is actually a very exciting thing, but the desire to remain confused - that's where the disaster arises. You will never get all the answers, but try and make sure you can get as many as possible in your finite existence." ~ Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage

3 for Thursday: 3 Powerful Tweets from #YESALLWOMEN

#YESALLWOMEN began trending following Elliot Rodger's misogynist shooting rampage and it opens a window into the many forms misogyny takes in society.

Quoted: Joseph Joubert on Discarded Opinions and Loving the Truth

"Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth." ~ Joseph Joubert
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