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...

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