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Self as a Plausibility Structure for Hard Spirituality

Believing in Hard Spirituality As I mentioned in my previous post doubts in hard spirituality seems to be on the rise even if it will be an uphill climb for materialistic evolutionary psychology. While over the long haul I think it … Continue reading

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A book note

A couple of people have commented to me about my blog posts under “the self book” tag with some helpful comments. I’ll clarify something. I use the blog to work out language and ideas, organize and record quotations, brainstorm. What … Continue reading

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Materialism and Hard and Soft Spiritualities

Christian Smith has done some interesting sociological research on religious beliefs of young adults. His books Souls in Transition and Soul Searching paint a picture of the religious assumptions of youth in American across the religious landscape. It was in Soul … Continue reading

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The Word “Spiritual” as a vague marketplace of diverse feelings and ideals

Towards a working definition of “Spiritual” or “Spirituality” I’m going to do a little series on this word in the pursuit of an intelligible metaphor for the spiritual within our skeptical, secular context. This is part one. “Spiritual” is one … Continue reading

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Heaven and Hell Questions in the light of the Self and the Face of the one on the Throne

A post on CRC Voices about the final judgment, about whether a person goes to hell when they die, or is it Hades and then hell, etc. A discussion started and I shared these thoughts. Part of the puzzle is … Continue reading

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Your Third Person Self, Clothed and Naked

(Sorry, the video won’t play embedded. Click through to youtube to get a sense of it. You probably won’t need to watch the whole thing.) Sexy Me vs. Plain Me  This video is a fun experiment in our rebellion against … Continue reading

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The Cultured, Willful Self

The Most Adaptive Creature on the Planet The scope of human programmability is astounding. People have figured out how to live in tropical jungles and arctic regions. People have developed cultures where a deity requires the ceremonial sacrifice of incredible … Continue reading

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