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I’m an Atheist Who Believes in Gods

“Real” atheists will be quick to point out that the statement above is immediately untrue and tell me the word I’m looking for is agnostic. I would promptly disagree and do my best to explain why. Here is my stance … Continue reading

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What Is Daoism?

Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuangzi. But … Continue reading

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The Dao To Buddhism

I had this post in mind for the last week or so. The original title  was something like “How Studying Daoism Led Me to Buddhism.” This new title is better. The Dao is a Way Dao is translated into English … Continue reading

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Who’s Enjoying The Brownie?

I suppose I can officially say I’m a practicing Theravada Buddhist as of about a week ago. I’m primarily focused on getting comfortable with the sitting posture without actually focusing on meditation. Right now I’m sitting for 40 minutes once or twice … Continue reading

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Happiness, Martial Arts and Enlightenment

You probably haven’t noticed but I’ve been tweaking the tagline of this blog the last couple weeks. First it was “Flowing to Nirvana”, then I decided “Flowing to Daoist Immortality” was a little better (as I’ve spent the majority of … Continue reading

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Categorizing Atheism As A Religion

I was going to write a post about why it’s important for Atheism to get branded a religion and for atheists to be OK with that, but I’m going to save it until after I read “The End of Faith: … Continue reading

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Is Atheism A Religion? Why Or Why Not?

I asked that simple but controversial question on Facebook last night and went to sleep. Actually, the full post was: Is atheism a religion? Why or why not? Just finished “The Happiness Hypothesis” and… I’m kind of thinking it is … Continue reading

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