Category Archives: Religion

On Total Certainty About God

IN a recent discussion about whether religions contain truth, my friend mentioned that “we cannot be 100% certain that there isn’t a God.” Indeed, the remark was correct, but it carries no weight in discussions of whether individual religions are … 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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The Missing Definition of Morality

It is common to hear discussions of whether an action is moral, as if “moral” was a word with a specific agreed upon meaning. Unfortunately, the word has so many meanings that its interpretation is extremely difficult without extra information. … Continue reading

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