Perception, revisited

Tomorrow will mark the first birthday for this blog.  I think this an opportune time to take a break from the series of posts discussing differences among Christianities and take another look at the foundational issue of this blog: perception. Psychologically speaking, what we perceive to be real is, for our psyches, legitimately real. It’s […]

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What’s in your head?

What goes in forms what comes out. There’s a ton of scientific research that documents the drastic impact the things we witness, watch, and listen to have in altering our brain chemistry. And like rivers eroding earth over time, when brain chemistry is altered, it can and does change the landscape of the brain itself, either […]

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A word on discrimination

Discrimination is real. It goes beyond race, gender, sexuality, or any one particular thing. To discriminate means to recognize a distinction or difference. It is frequently evil when used to exclude or injure people based on their personal characteristics. It is often good when used to carefully choose which thoughts one wishes to verbally articulate. […]

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Healing to know

The sad thing about my last post is I could have said SO much more about “Star Wars.”  I have problems. That post led us back to a theme I hit on in this blog’s third post, “An Adjustment of My Own” – if you’re interested in finding out if something is true – if […]

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How do you know? Part III

For those of you who don’t have a love of “Star Wars,” I appreciate your patience and beg your forgiveness. We know and come to believe many things about life and others out of a core of love: what you love; what you want; what you seek; what you envision the “good life” being – […]

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How do you know? Part II

This post addresses the false idea of pure objectivity. I want to also share a terrific article I read the other day on a popular contemporary philosophy called materialism which uses so much information from science that its adherents actually think it’s science. The next post will advance the idea that people don’t primarily think and choose beliefs […]

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How do you know? Part I

What does it mean to “know” something?  Unfortunately, that’s a really complicated question with a lot of possible answers. Popular sentiment is that scientific knowledge is the highest form there is.  If you can test it and “prove” it, you know it more certainly than anything else. Which begs several questions: is scientific knowledge really […]

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