philosophy

“The price of freedom is decision”

I'm reading a book by Edward de Bono titled, The Happiness Purpose. In it, he states something that I thought was counter-intuitive: [T]he price of freedom is decision. This didn't make sense to me. I can agree that without the ability to decide, there is no freedom,...

What atheists need to ask the faithful ~ JT Eberhard

JT Eberhard is a persuasive young man. An atheist and advocate for freedom of thought, he speaks regularly about atheism and how to discuss religion and atheism with religious believers. During this talk, JT Eberhard asks a number of questions that hit home and trace...

Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position, but certainty…

Voltaire's quote on the nature of certainty and uncertainty does "certainly" apply to politics, government, science—many aspects of life... "Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one" ~ Voltaire But imagine being the patient of an...

When freedom of thought becomes impossible ~ Salman Rushdie Quote

The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. ~ Salman Rushdie So well put by Rushdie. That goes for everything, from science to religion, from art to politics...It's core to...

What atheists need to ask the faithful ~ JT Eberhard

JT Eberhard is a persuasive young man. An atheist and advocate for freedom of thought, he speaks regularly about atheism and how to discuss religion and atheism with religious believers. During this talk, JT Eberhard asks a number of questions that hit home and trace...

Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position, but certainty…

Voltaire's quote on the nature of certainty and uncertainty does "certainly" apply to politics, government, science—many aspects of life... "Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one" ~ Voltaire But imagine being the patient of an...

Quote that gives me chills

Truly, this quote gives me chills.... "If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness." ~Phrase carved into concentration camp cell by a Jewish Prisoner Source ~ reddit 

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Louis C.K. on Fathers Day

Louis C.K. offers an excellent and personal critique of how men fail at fatherhood...and a possible solution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkMi_X-Hwgc

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Glass half full or half empty? ~ BEST response ever!

Glass half full or half empty? ~ BEST response ever!

Best response to the glass half full, glass half empty debate... Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it! Sincerely, The Opportunist And someone else chimes in with even better reply... Dear...

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Epitaph found in Vatican encourages Hedonism

"Tivoli is my home town, Flavius Agricola my name . . . Friends who read this, do my bidding. Mix the wine, drink deep, wreathed in flowers, and do not refuse to pleasure pretty girls. When death comes, earth and fire devour all." -epitaph of Flavius Agricola via...

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