Latest review on History of the Apocalypse

[BookLife]: Negru, who describes himself as neither a believer nor an atheist, didn’t use the popular phrase “a brief history” in his title for good reason. At 581 pages, the tome is anything but. Negru reminds readers that fascination with the apocalypse isn’t a recent cultural obsession; rather, it’s been a subject of intense interest since the earliest days of recorded history, as evinced by the doctrinal beliefs of all three Abrahamic religions. He also points out that the phrase the end of the world can be interpreted various ways, such... read more »

Religious evolution

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5 Things That Will Happen When Aliens Arrive

Stephen Hawking has been quoted as saying that it is perfectly rational to assume intelligent life exists somewhere in the universe. But while the discovery of life on another world may sound exciting, Hawking also believes that if a race of beings were sufficiently advanced enough to reach us, they would pose a huge threat to everyone and everything here on Earth. How will our first interactions with a visiting alien civilization take place? Observation would likely be followed by covert visitation by the aliens in order to... See the video »

Anonymous asked: "What is your view on 'terrorism has no religion'?"

Anyone who invented this phrase had no idea what he was talking about or he was ill-intentioned. And I have the feeling it was Obama or an Islamic apologist. First, we have to clarify the fact that terrorism is a tool, not a purpose in itself. Nobody commits acts of terrorism for the sake of terrorism, but to obtain something else. Second, terrorism can be inspired/used as a tool by many things, including ideologies. And religions are ideologies. However, this phrase - ‘terrorism has no religion’ - comes and it basically... read more »

Review: The Selfish Gene (1967[2006]) by Richard Dawkins

I read a good portion of Dawkins’ books, and I think this is one of his best, after The God Delusion. The Selfish Gene is really thought-provoking and an interesting assessment of human nature. It changes the way many scientists and common people look at the process of natural selection and it redefines how we see the place of the human beings in nature. There are many wonderful ideas in this book, but I’ll mention only three here: 1) Altruism is a form of selfishness – I think most of us see tend to see altruism and selfishness as... read more »

About (Our philosophy)

There was a day when I was just like you, a believer. I was so passionate about my religion that I studied it; hard. I studied its history, its structure, its personalities, its relation with other religions... But the more I studied, the more I realized that there is an incommensurable difference between what people think about their religion and what their religion really is. And I also learned that there is one thing that keeps religions alive: fear. Fear of hell, fear of punishment, fear of pain... pure fear is the air, water and food of every single god. Fear can be overcome only if we gather information... read more »