Category Archives: Philosophy

Touching the Divine or Living by Chance

Many religions have been founded on the teachings of individuals viewed as holy beings. Buddha and Jesus reached a state of enlightenment so pure that they changed everyone they met. Yet, most of us only find enlightenment in brief glimpses … Continue reading

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Religion, Morals, and Kindness

What does Christianity have to do with kindness? Continue reading

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The Path and the Deer

I set out to climb the hill. I should be able to reach my goal easily. At first it’s comfortable following the path. The grass is waving in the breeze and the trees spread branches overhead casting enough shade that I … Continue reading

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Charlottsville and What is a Law-Abiding Citizen?

In my last blog, I asked what Charlottesville means to you. Today I want to ask you to think about what it means to be a law-abiding citizen. The violent rally in Charlottsville showed that there are multiple issues festering in … Continue reading

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Dualism as a Force of Separation

Dualism as a Force of Separation Based on a Comparison of the Philosophies of Descartes and Heidegger Early in the Twentieth Century, Martin Heidegger[1] analyzed the concepts of previous Western philosophers and rejected their prevailing dualistic worldview. Based on Descartes[2] … Continue reading

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Keep on Complaining

This is an open letter to those of you who are younger than me — and to my generation too. My generation was filled with complainers. Mirroring the Rolling Stones’ song, we weren’t satisfied. We complained about women not being … Continue reading

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The Limitlessness of the Divine

Desmond Tutu published a book called God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations. In that, he argued that we should have “our notion of God deepened and expanded.” He also stated: “Our God would be too small if he … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation, Part 2: Self-Censorship

Previously, I have written about the Women’s Movement and sexism, most recently here.  Now I’d like to focus a little attention on language, specifically on how words easily and unconsciously shape culture. As Marilyn Frye wrote (I believe in the … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Sacred

If you and I walked into a public place and asked each individual there to define sacred,  we would get a different answer from every person. Yes, sacred does means many different things. On a simple level, sacred is often … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation, Part 1

How does oppression affect women right now?  What can the Women’s Liberation Movement[1]  do? How can that movement wade through the quagmire of countless issues to define women’s oppression to others? While it is true that all societies influence every … Continue reading

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