Category Archives: Philosophy

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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Becoming Human (a Rant)

Today I am frustrated. I’ve heard too many whining hypocrites and unfounded emotional diatribes.  I’ve listened to dueling newscasters and politicians, read facebook posts and heard angry rants on the radio. I’m sick of rich people who think they are … Continue reading

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All Gods are Not the Same

Today, someone on facebook posted a lovely photograph with a sweet refrain that ended with “all gods are one god.”  Now, I like this person and the picture was charming, but really, I am tired of reading that “all gods … Continue reading

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Modern Christian Preconceptions

Preconceived ideas about historical Christianity seem to fall into two groups. The first group believes that any changes in Christian concepts have arisen from the evolution of people and society over the centuries. Most likely this bias is based on … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Responsibility

Today, we are creating the future with everything we do. Dear Reader, I don’t expect you to solve global climate change or the problems of a consumer economy by yourself. In fact, I don’t know how to solve those problems. … Continue reading

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