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More on the Soul; Wrapping around the Axle

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s another guest piece from Dana Horton. Thanks again to him! More on the soul, wrapping around the axle (4 minute read) We’ve heard stories about those Medieval theological debates on the number of angels on the head of a pin. But they don’t surpass some of the discussions in New Thought forums. Let’s look […]

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A Short Primer on the Soul

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here is another guest post from Dana Horton. Thanks! A Short Primer on the Soul (3 minute read) Here’s a topic for your next virtual cocktail hour: Ask everyone on your Zoom call for their definition of the soul. (Yeah, I probably won’t do that either.) It seems like the answer should be forthcoming, because […]

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Arguments Against (Christian) Heaven

Reading Time: 5 minutes I have written a number of posts recently on the issues concerning creating heaven from scratch and will now try to sum up my many thoughts as succinctly as possible here. The issue is that the idea of heaven is so ingrained in popular culture that it seems so plausible, and more powerfully, attractive. But […]

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Interactionism, Descartes and Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia

Reading Time: 5 minutes René Descartes was famous for his belief in substance dualism – that the mind and the body are two separate substances and, in his view, they interacted with each other in the pineal gland. Forgetting the nonsense of the pineal gland being where it all happens, the general notion of substance dualism is widely held by […]

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