Atheism and the West

If atheism grew out of Judeo-Christian tradition, what does atheism mean in a Muslim, or Hindu, or Buddhist context?… more»…
If atheism grew out of Judeo-Christian tradition, what does atheism mean in a Muslim, or Hindu, or Buddhist context?… more»… [More]

True history of atheism

The tedium of “evangelical atheism.” Do the New Atheists even know what religion is? They should reread their Nietzsche…
The tedium of “evangelical atheism.” Do the New Atheists even know what religion is? They should reread their Nietzsche… [More]

Snob atheists

The arrogance of atheists. Outspoken skeptics of spirituality have claimed the intellectual high ground. Where does that leave everyone else?…
The arrogance of atheists. Outspoken skeptics of spirituality have claimed the intellectual high ground. Where does that leave everyone else?… [More]

What Can Be Learned from Bertrand Russell’s Life as a Philanderer? Part IV

Bertrand Russell may have learned at the end of his life something that may have given him more peace and identity had he learned it earlier. His seeming inability to maintain a solid, loving relationship with a single woman was a symptom of a much more significant issue. By looking at his life, we possibly can save our own.
Bertrand Russell may have learned at the end of his life something that may have given him more peace and identity had he learned it earlier. His seeming inability to maintain a solid, loving relationship with a single woman was a symptom of a much more significant issue. By looking at his life, we possibly can save our own. [More]

What Can Be Learned from Bertrand Russell’s Life as a Philanderer? Part III

As Bertrand Russell moved from relationship to relationship, Russell eased into old age with Edith, his fourth wife and something with whom he experienced 'great happiness.' During this time, something appears to have changed in his temperment as well--a mellowness and comfort with life. Did his relationship with Edith help him finally discover something he sought all his life? [More]

Nietzsche and religion

Atheists vs. Nietzsche. While they may agree that God is dead, many espouse the sort of liberalism that Nietzsche ridiculed. It’s awkward…
Atheists vs. Nietzsche. While they may agree that God is dead, many espouse the sort of liberalism that Nietzsche ridiculed. It’s awkward… [More]

What Can Be Learned from Bertrand Russell’s Life as a Philanderer? Part I

Russell springs to mind hunched over a cluttered bureau, suckling the temples of his spectacles in deep coitus with a battered tome, caring not for what might lie beyond its pages. This image is not, however, entirely accurate; he was not so musty and desolate in the way of his pigeonhole. He is remembered grandly as a philosopher, a mathematician, a revolutionary—but by no means least as a philanderer. [More]

What Can Be Learned from Bertrand Russell’s Life as a Philanderer? Part II

This second of four articles on Bertrand Russell's relationship with women surveys some of the relationships Russell had with women icnluding Ottoline Morrell, Dora Black, and Constance Malleson. His relationships provide an interesting and provacative insight into his complex personality.
This second of four articles on Bertrand Russell's relationship with women surveys some of the relationships Russell had with women icnluding Ottoline Morrell, Dora Black, and Constance Malleson. His relationships provide an interesting and provacative insight into his complex personality. [More]

The Daily Owl 9-10-2013

“The cleverest defenders of faith are its greatest enemies: for their subtleties engender doubt and stimulate the mind.” (Durant)
“The cleverest defenders of faith are its greatest enemies: for their subtleties engender doubt and stimulate the mind.” (Durant) [More]

Religious Beliefs-Rational or Irrational?

Just as atheists can claim, “Religion is not true, it is useful”, the religious adherent can claim the same about atheists. Philosophical and psychological arguments about “who’s right” tend to be inconclusive largely for the same reasons evidence for and against religious truth claims are.
Just as atheists can claim, “Religion is not true, it is useful”, the religious adherent can claim the same about atheists. Philosophical and psychological arguments about “who’s right” tend to be inconclusive largely for the same reasons evidence for and against religious truth claims are. [More]