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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November 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments
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 […]
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 […]
January 24th, 2010 · 135 Comments
There are a number of clichés 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 […]
November 29th, 2007 · Enter your password to view comments.
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