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Faith and Unbelief in the context of Zen Buddhism?

November 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Plum Village in France is a Buddhist meditation center. I stumbled over a post titled 51 Mental Formations which is simply a set of lists: “Universals”, “Particulars”, “Wholesome”, “Unwholesome” and “Indeterminate” mental formations. Being tagged with “trancription”, my guess is that it is material covered in a talk by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh? What […]

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Joss Whedon on Faith and True Believers

March 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Joss Whedon (the guy behind Dr Horrible and Firefly, and recently Dollhouse) on Humanists as “True Believers”: This clip is relevant to the recent discussion as he talks about “faith” and points out that it isn’t the enemy. In fact, “faith” is important, faith is something we have to embrace he says in a wonderful […]

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Precepts and Faith

February 23rd, 2010 · 8 Comments

A month ago I wrote the post There’s No Such Thing as “Faith”. This intended to challenge the “contemporary fundamentalist” or conservative-literalist definition of “faith” in order to talk about the more human, non-rational, emotional or psychological meanings of the word, or concepts the word could refer to, and does refer to for a particular […]

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There’s No Such Thing as “Faith”

January 24th, 2010 · 135 Comments

There are a number of clich├ęs I just can’t handle. This is especially true in the realm of religion, on both ends of the spectrum, fundie and “new atheist”. Today I’m griping about the “New Atheists’ definition of faith“. Faith is merely belief without evidence; a process of active non-thinking. That definition is nonsense. Religious […]

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Protected: Dear Atheist

November 29th, 2007 · Enter your password to view comments.

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