Monthly Archives: January 2012

Why I believe the US Constitution is fundamentally motivated by compassion

Recently, I have given much thought to the question of what principle fundamentally motivated the founding of my country, the United States of America. When exploring that question, I find myself inexorably drawn to referring to the motivating statement of … Continue reading

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Why this atheist is not an antireligionist

I recently read this prediction by a fellow atheist who was inspired by a recent news story about an Indonesian atheist who was attacked and faces jail time for expressing his atheistic beliefs on Facebook: “[Like abolitionist, one day the term atheist … Continue reading

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Metapersonal God versus supernatural god? This atheist’s perspective

Since my prior post on the subject of a metapersonal God, I have come to realize more fully what believing in one, as an atheist, means to me. And it is this: While I put no faith in supernatural things, … Continue reading

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Some videos I watched on MLK Day

Yesterday was MLK Day, and I was thinking about that means to me for a few days now. My first thoughts were of how learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. life, and the thoughts he shared with others — with … Continue reading

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More on “metapersonal God”: Google search results of related terms

As I mentioned in my previous post regarding a “metapersonal God”, the fellow atheists who responded to my initial attempt to discuss this notion fervently believe that I am not an atheist. In fact, the one I had an extension … Continue reading

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On benefiting from looking towards a metapersonal God: A personal example

A few days ago, I posted a link to “Can an atheist believe in God?” in The Huffington Post’s comment forum in response to this post there by ‘GhostOfFDR’. Almost immediately, a few readers there posted critical replies. The tenure of … Continue reading

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Can an atheist believe in God?

On first glance, or probably at lot of them, the definition of an atheist seems to imply that the answer to this question is a firm “No” or “Of course not.” Because, as I read recently at the beginning of … Continue reading

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