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Faith, Mindfulness, and Chaos

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As an Agnostic Pantheist, I feel it is important to define what I mean by Faith, and its hypothetical perfection. First and foremost, the “Perfection Of Faith” is a very tangible and concrete goal for me. It is a goal that outweighs the vague and ephemeral notion of happiness, although for the sake of simplicitymore »

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What Is Faith For A Pantheist?

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What is Faith for a pantheist? Unlike theists, our life here on earth is not only a sacred opportunity but also a sacred end in and of itself. Our spiritual destination is a moral one. Yet, we are animals. Self-conscious animals, perhaps with a dose more of life’s complexity than others. We can and aremore »

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Universal Pantheist Society: Why We Incorporated as a Church

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Pantheist discussion boards on the Internet these days are rife with debates about whether Pantheism can be considered a “religion” or just a “philosophy,” with vigorous arguments by both proponents and opponents. Observing these debates, I often find that opponents to the idea that Pantheism can be a religion have a very narrow, Eurocentric view,more »

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We are Cosmic Fruit Upon an Infinite Cosmic Tree

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Here’s an oil painting I had started many years ago (around 1996). It’s my version of Michelangelo’s Adam receiving the touch of God’s finger on the Sistine Chapel, meant to express my pantheistic view that the universe is the constant causation of our existence, that God is not something beyond or outside of us ormore »

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Can Jesus Save the Catholic Church?

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The Catholic community was once again rocked by scandal after a Grand Jury released a report of its probe into sexual abuse allegations against several Pennsylvania Dioceses.  Originally convened by the PA Attorney General in 2016, the Jury’s 1,356-page report presents a comprehensive review of testimony and documentation going as far back as the 1940s.more »

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The Odds of You Being Born Were Actually ZERO

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We’ve all thought at least once about how lucky we are to have ever been born—to have been the one sperm cell out of millions that successfully fertilized the egg that eventually became you. It’s like you won the lottery! Well, not exactly. It actually goes so much further than that. Consider your family tree.more »

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A Physics-Based Argument for Pantheism

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Gravity is an infinite force, meaning no matter how far you separate two objects, there will always be some microscopic magnitude of gravity between them. In this way, everything in the Universe is connected in a mathematical field. Our planet is affecting the physical behavior of a star millions of light years away (and vice-versa),more »

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What Happens When You Die? Well, You Don’t!

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The question of what we might experience after death causes a lot of anxiety for many people, mostly because nobody knows the answer. There are, of course, plenty of theories. I’m going to describe one you might not have heard yet, in hopes that someone will find some comfort in it. A theist, an atheist,more »

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Aliens Must Exist Because Stars Are Life Factories

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When you look up at the starry night sky, there are countless civilizations contained in your field of view—they’re just too far away to see. Yes, aliens exist. I can say this with confidence because a few years ago, I realized why stars and planets exist: The Universe creates them solely for the sake ofmore »

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