The interpretation I have been exploring is that the religious impulse is a product of evolutionary development and is extremely old – perhaps as old
An interpretive error perpetuated by many hard materialists is that spiritual states do not exist. This, I believe, is category error. Spiritual states do exist
I have written elsewhere about how Pope Gregory XVI condemned ‘freedom of conscience’ in 1832, how Pope Pius IX declared absolute monarchy (and totalitarian government) the preferred organisation of society for
This essay could just as easily be termed ‘Does Consciousness Pre-Exist Birth?’ Of course, a consciousness of this definition is really a modern interpretation of the
General discourse within the US milieu is that of theological speculation masquerading as the secular use of logic and reason. The peculiarities of the US
All the mind creates is endless thought-patterns (of varying quality) that traverse its psychological fabric, interspersed with often ‘irrational’ islands of ‘feeling’. This is the status of the ‘modern’ mind, which is viewed very much as an extension of matter, or the accidental by-products of biological responses to physical conditions.