Self-Awareness Archive

3 for Thursday: 3 Reasons to Question the Existence of the Soul

From split-brain patients to brain-control interfaces, every new scientific discovery appears to be slowly taking away the role and necessity of the soul and giving it to the brain.

Reviews in the Wild: The Meaning of Human Existence

Human existence is a complicated one ranging from serving the poor and downtrodden to beheading enemies. But is there meaning it?

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
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