Monthly Archives: November 2009

Will Terrorists Attack Manhattan with a Nuclear Bomb?

Recently, a friend of mine who lives in Manhattan posed to me the question of whether she should be afraid of living there due to the threat of terrorists setting off a nuclear bomb. As I feel this is a … Continue reading

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About: Religion, God, and Spirituality

At first glance, it may seem obvious that the bigger religions are more likely to be the one true religion, but on the other hand, no religion represents more than 50% of the population today, so clearly whatever God or Gods are out there didn’t care too much about making their message easy to discover. … Either, they want to attain the reward their religion offers (e.g. heaven), they want to avoid their religion’s punishments (e.g. hell), they want to avoid social ostracization, they want to be thought of as a pious and good person, they want to feel like a good person, they enjoy following the religious rules, or they feel like they owe something to their God or gods and follow religious laws out of a sense of obligation.

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