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Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, by Daniel Dennett


I am more than a bit disappointed with Breaking the Spell (my first Dennett apart from an essay or two). I found myself plodding through the book, at times wondering if I should bother to finish it. I persevered, but … Continue reading

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Crossing the Mystical River: Part 1


I’ve been trying to think how to describe my philosophical position. Changing so deeply in such a short time, I suppose I am actually trying to decide my philosophical position. The vague yet monumental vista of a divine universe, in which my human life … Continue reading

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The Zen Paradox


When I set up the precursor to this blog a few months ago, it was about Zen, but all I could write was either paradoxical or the rational observation that Zen is paradoxical. I gradually meandered towards Zen in my ‘spiritual search’. Zen … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Paradigms


I decided to write this blog for a number of reasons: first of all, I felt that I had something interesting to say; I was writing a lot of stuff on forums and thought it would be good to put my ideas together somewhere; I … Continue reading

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