Pick and Mix: Friday August 26, 2011
Western Buddhists and the spiritually sweet-toothed.Tags: christianity, religion, western buddhism, zizek
The Godly, the Godless, and the question of ethics: Monday September 20, 2010
Thoughts on the Pope’s visit to the UK.Tags: atheism, ethics, god, godlessness, religion
The Demon-Haunted World: Thursday April 9, 2009
Why those pesky demons are going away any time soon.Tags: carl sagan, rationalism, religion, science
Mystery: Saturday December 20, 2008
Mysteriousness, mysticism and the sciences.Tags: religion, science, stephen batchelor, walter benjamin, wisdom
An Afternoon in Gateshead, or The Idol in the Desert: Thursday October 16, 2008
Religion and financial crisisTags: christianity, materialism, religion
Is this it?: Tuesday September 16, 2008
Surely there must be more to life…?Tags: ethics, religion
A Secular Age: Monday January 21, 2008
A review of Charles Taylor’s monumental book A Secular AgeTags: charles taylor, darwin, ethics, god, materialism, religion, science, secularism, wonder
Meditation as Natural History: Monday January 7, 2008
Meditation, natural history, and medieval books of beasts.Tags: charles taylor, evolution, geertz, happiness, natural history, religion, science, secularism
Worldly Transcendence: Monday December 24, 2007
Do we need God if we are to be happy?Tags: awe, god, happiness, owen flanagan, religion, russell, seligman, virtue, wonder
Nutters?: Wednesday November 28, 2007
Religion, politics and Tony Blair.Tags: atheism, politics, public life, religion, tony blair
Real Magic: Monday November 19, 2007
Where is the real magic?Tags: buddha, buddhism, magic, religion, siegel
Marvin Minsky's Dreams of Immortality: Wednesday October 17, 2007
Transhumanism and the salvation of the world.Tags: ethics, marvin minsky, new scientist, religion, science, suffering, transhumanism
Religion, Violence and Dualism: Friday September 21, 2007
Is the problem religion, or is it something more subtle?Tags: atheism, dualism, new scientist, religion, secularism, violence
The Lure of the Cloister?: Friday August 17, 2007
Where are the secular cloisters?Tags: bulgaria, religion, secularism
Open Source Religion: Thursday June 7, 2007
Religion goes Open SourceTags: buddhism, open source, religion, yoism
Are You Buddhish?: Saturday March 10, 2007
Buddhish. Adjective: Not quite Buddhist; Spuriously or falsely claiming to be Buddhist;Tags: buddhish, buddhism, religion, wendy doniger
People are Natural Disasters Too: Thursday January 4, 2007
Earthquake, fire, flood… and our fellow human beings.Tags: free will, meditation, natural disaster, nietzsche, religion
Religious Offences: Thursday December 21, 2006
Religion, offence and public life.Tags: buddhism, christianity, dennett, islam, media, politics, religion
Interfaith Dialogue: Tuesday December 12, 2006
Religion, identity and dialogue and why I am not a Buddhist.Tags: buddhism, christianity, dialogue, masao abe, politics, religion, thich nhat hanh
Dennett's Modest Proposal: Tuesday November 14, 2006
Dan Dennett, religion and science.Tags: buddhism, dennett, philosophy, religion, science
Lose Weight: Convert to Buddhism: Tuesday September 26, 2006
Forget that diet – change your religion instead!Tags: buddhism, christianity, health, islam, religion
The Pope's Astronomer: Thursday May 4, 2006
An evening with the Vatican’s full-time star-gazer!Tags: astronomy, christianity, religion, science
The Twilight of Atheism or the End of Faith?: Monday March 6, 2006
Are we witnessing the end of faith… or the twilight of atheism?Tags: atheism, philosophy, politics, religion
Open Investigation: Wednesday November 16, 2005
More on the Dalai Lama and Brain Science.Tags: buddhism, dalai lama, intelligent design, neuroscience, religion, science
Does Religion Need Defending?: Tuesday October 18, 2005
Is the proposed new offence of Incitement to Religious Hatred helpful?Tags: christianity, islam, kalachakra, politics, religion
Buddhism and Science: Sunday October 9, 2005
Why Buddhism needs science.Tags: buddhism, consciousness, dalai lama, religion, science
Hurrah for Materialism! (Part II): Saturday August 6, 2005
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