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A Little Bit of Religion is a Good Thing But Don’t Take it Too Seriously?

Don't Take Religion Seriously

Every so often I’ll be in conversations with people, and the topic of religion will come up. And though I find the issue to be of great importance and most worthy of discussion, I know better than to speak about it with just anyone. Sadly, most people are neither interested in a discussion nor are…

Is Religion Part of Culture? Should Culture Decide Your Religion?

is religion part of culture

Though most people are completely oblivious to it, one of humanity’s most difficult struggles happens to be that of the tension between culture and religion, not so much how religion relates to a culture, but whether religion is merely a preference of particular cultures. There are questions that are typically never asked by those within particular…

Is Religious Education a Form of Brainwashing?

Is religious education a form of brainwashing?

There exists in some circles this notion that religious education is a form of brainwashing, that what happens if you go to church and especially if you allow your kids to get religious instruction, then you’re in danger of being brainwashed. Is this true? If non-religious people can see this and repel religious thought so vehemently,…

Should We Select a Religion That Suits Us?

Is religion a preference?

What is religion? According to some people religion is merely a preference, the expression of man’s attempts to know God or a supernatural realm of some sort. Various cultural influences within the multicultural world we live in allow for various expressions or manifestations of religion. A Hindu living in India may have his own expression of…

The Blind Men and an Elephant

The Blind Men and an Elephant demonstrates that people, in general, have learned to abhor exclusive claims. Instead of the full comprehension of outward reality, many people all over the world try instead to exalt their preferences above and beyond the way reality actually is. And as groups of individuals with similar backgrounds, inclinations, likes,…

The False Assertions of the Pamphlets of Jehovah’s Witnesses

pamphlets of Jehovahs Witnesses

On the heels of finally completing the booklet I was writing critiquing Jehovah’s Witnesses teachings based on their faulty translation of biblical manuscripts, come to our door, you guessed it – Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs). Though I was unable to speak with them, they did leave us with yet another of the pamphlets of Jehovah’s Witnesses – this one…

What is a Free Thinker?

what is a freethinker?

What exactly is a free thinker? Is it someone who simply thinks without placing limitations on his thoughts? Ironically, no. A free thinker is someone who has refused to be held captive by what he would suppose to be the tyranny of religious thought and instead opted to side with what he would perceive to be freedom…

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