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Afterlife: When the Science Spoke At Last to Me

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, I noted that I struggled mightily with my belief in some sort of afterlife. Today, I want to show you what happened as I slowly began coming to grips with mortality. Plunging Into Science. During that time, 2013-2015, I was devouring a lot of science about the brain — and […]

Posted inReligion, Science

Afterlife: How Captain Cassidy Let Go of a False Belief

Reading Time: 12 minutes Over the past day or so, a lot of people have taken a stab at which belief I might be talking about today! And in truth, I could have chosen a lot of them. Seriously. But I wanted to share one that could apply to a whole lot of ideologies. Once I’d narrowed things down that far, one belief popped right into focus. So today, I want to show you how someone who really does want to base her entire worldview on little-f facts does exactly that. Here’s how I evaluated my own belief in an afterlife with the facts as humans now know them, and what I did with what I found.

Posted inGeneral

What Does Jesus Say about the Afterlife?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here is another guest post from Dana Horton, this time looking at Jesus’ claims regarding life beyond death (thanks Dana!): What does Jesus say about the afterlife? A lot of us in a western Christian culture just assume there is an afterlife. It is what we grew up believing. So that means the afterlife is […]

Posted inThe Secular

Humans: Abandoned by God, Made Obsolete by AI

Reading Time: 6 minutes I was having a social media conversation with an old schoolfriend, MG, where he came to a fascinating conclusion; the chat went like this: MG: I’m a fervent atheist. In fact an anti-theist. But I have a counterpoint to the atheist argument which is strong…. My counterpoint is less a refute of the atheist position, more […]

Posted inFilm/TV, Philosophy, Religion

Groundhog Day According to Rita

Reading Time: 7 minutes Groundhog Day has become like a personal religious holiday for me. Around this time every year, I break out my well-worn copy of the Bill Murray classic by the same name and watch it again to relive my most consistent fantasy: Going back in time to undo the mistakes of the past and learn from […]

Posted inDeath & Dying

The Discovery of Death

Reading Time: 5 minutes [This is a guest piece from Joseph J. Berger, PhD, for whom I am presently editing a book Science and Spirituality: An Introduction for Students, Secular People & the Generally Curious, which is essentially a short introduction to scientific naturalism/humanism for high school students. He has taken this opportunity to provide a thought-provoking piece for ATP – […]

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