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Atheist, Gnostic, Theist, Agnostic

Atheist, Gnostic, Theist, Agnostic
Too many times I have informed someone that I am an atheist, only to have them reply, “Oh, but how could you know that God doesn’t exist? You’re taking a faith position!” Many headaches later, we finally come to an agreement over the definitions of these words. This arrangement is an attempt to clarify and classify these words, so that their rogue meanings no longer confuse and muddle religious debate. To begin with, here are the four key terms arranged on a graph with their opposites across from them. Now here are the terms defined. The horizontal axis concerns WHAT YOU BELIEVE: The vertical axis concerns WHAT YOU THINK WE CAN KNOW: So, to restate: These four labels can be very useful in describing the way we feel about gods. An atheist agnostic is someone who does not believe in gods and also thinks that the existence of gods cannot be known. A theist gnostic is someone who believes in a god/gods and thinks that the existence of gods can be known. Related:  SpiritualityAteismo e religioni comparate

Spiritual Traditiions An atheist at Christmas Christmas is inevitably a rather problematic time for atheists. Does one sour the mood, somewhere between the turkey and the pudding, and overtly declare the entire festivity is built on the naivety and, if one's feeling particularly spiky, the blatant stupidity of one's ancestors? Or does one simply fill up the stocking, sing Away In A Manger and go with the occasion in a spirit of politeness? In this area, I wasn't reared for compromise. Christmas was a particular testbed of loyalties. Then, in my mid-20s, I underwent a crisis of faithlessness. It should be possible to remain a committed atheist and nevertheless find occasions such as Christmas useful, interesting and consoling – and be curious as to the possibilities of importing certain religious ideas into the secular realm. For an atheist to make friends with Christmas is likely to annoy partisans on both sides of the debate. I don't mind in the least. The rituals of Christmas reflect a deep understanding of our loneliness.

Antropología « sociedad y cultura contemporánea Obertura: “Es obvio decir del pasado simplemente que es. Apenas un milímetro más allá, cualquier contenido que se le atribuya, no es sino una reconstrucción. es estrictamente histórica” Carlos Pérez en algún lado. La crisis de los partidos de izquierda históricos es un hecho hace más de 15 años en el país; el PS con problemas de identidad administrando un modelo económico que no se inserta en su tradición, el PC que no logra avanzar fuera del problema no resuelto, incluso en términos judiciales, de las violaciones de los DDHH…, para que hablar de la identidad nacional o de la cultura del miedo, o del vaciamiento de contenido de la política partidista. I movimiento: Un malestar en la cultura: Hay un malestar que no tiene que ver con el problema de la culpa de Freud -aunque a lo mejor si tiene que ver, pero no es nuestro asunto ahora- pero ocuparemos la frase para narrar lo inenarrable siempre a costa de caer en paradoja. II movimiento: ¿La forma sobre el fondo o al revés?

Esotericism Esotericism (or esoterism) signifies the holding of esoteric opinions or beliefs,[1] that is, ideas preserved or understood by a small group of those specially initiated, or of rare or unusual interest.[2] The term derives from the Greek, either from the comparative ἐσώτερος (esôteros), "inner", or from its derived adjective ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos), "pertaining to the innermost".[3] The term can also refer to the academic study of esoteric religious movements and philosophies, or to the study of those religious movements and philosophies whose proponents distinguish their beliefs, practices, and experiences from mainstream exoteric and more dogmatic institutionalized traditions.[4] Although esotericism refers to an exploration of the hidden meanings and symbolism in various philosophical, historical, and religious texts, the texts themselves are often central to mainstream religions. For example, the Bible and the Torah are considered esoteric material.[7] Etymology[edit] Definition[edit]

Difference Between Islam and Buddhism | Difference Between | Islam vs Buddhism Islam vs Buddhism When it comes to some of the major religions in the world, a lot of people are skeptical, or even fearful of something that they do not know a lot about. Here, we will try to do away with some of the most common misconceptions regarding the two most common religions in the world: Islam and Buddhism. First, let’s take a look at what Islam, as a religion, is all about. It’s based on the religious book Qur’an, and the literal meaning of the name is ‘submission to God’. Based on the teachings of Islam as a religion, there are five duties which Muslims must practice within the community ‘“ and this is what Islamic Law revolves around. What about Buddhism? Next, let’s take a look at the distinct differences between the two religions. Buddhism does not focus too much on good and evil ‘“ while Islam considers Allah to be the creator of the universe, as well as being the source of all that is good and evil. Summary: 1. 2. 3. : If you like this article or our site.

Michel Foucault - Obras Completas (Descargar) | Laberintos del Tiempo Hoy en Laberintos del Tiempo, les traigo las Obras completas de Michael Foucault. Poitiers, Francia, 1926-París, 1984) Filósofo francés. Estudió filosofía en la École Normale Supérieure de París y, ejerció la docencia en las universidades de Clermont-Ferrand y Vincennes, tras lo cual entró en el Collège de France (1970). Influido por Nietzsche, Heidegger y Freud, en su ensayo titulado Las palabras y las cosas (1966) desarrolló una importante crítica al concepto de progreso de la cultura, al considerar que el discurso de cada época se articula alrededor de un «paradigma» determinado, y que por tanto resulta incomparable con el discurso de las demás. De ahí que, en el último volumen de su Historia de la sexualidad, titulado La preocupación de sí mismo (1984), defendiese una ética individual que permitiera a cada persona desarrollar, en la medida de lo posible, sus propios códigos de conducta. Síguenos en las redes sociales si quieren estar actualizados con nuestras publicaciones!

Mysticism Votive plaque depicting elements of the Eleusinian Mysteries, discovered in the sanctuary at Eleusis (mid-4th century BC) Mysticism ( pronunciation ) is "a constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined in different traditions."[web 1] The term "mysticism" has Western origins, with various, historically determined meanings. In modern times, "mysticism" has acquired a limited definition,[web 2] but a broad application,[web 2] as meaning the aim at the "union with the Absolute, the Infinite, or God". Since the 1960s, a scholarly debate has been ongoing in the scientific research of "mystical experiences" between perennial and constructionist approaches. Etymology[edit] "Mysticism" is derived from the Greek μυω, meaning "I conceal",[web 1] and its derivative μυστικός, mystikos, meaning 'an initiate'. Definitions[edit] Spiritual life and re-formation[edit] According to Gellmann, D.J. And James R.

World religions Menu Sponsored link. Symbols of some of the largest religions in the world: The symbols of fourteen religions are shown. Clockwise from the North Pole, they are: Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Wicca and some other Neopagan religions, Zoroastrianism, and Druidism. This graphic was donated to us along with the copyright. A menu with links to non-theistic beliefs, ethical groups,philosophies, spiritual paths, etc is located elsewhere on this site. Approximate religious membership as a percentage of the world population: Introductory thoughts: Disclaimer: Information for these essays was extracted from reliable sources, and believed to be accurate and reasonably unbiased. If you find any errors here, please report them so that we can list them on our errata page and correct our essays. World religions: There are many, long established, major world religions, each with over three million followers. Neopagan religious faiths:

Noticias - La inesperada conexión nazi de la antropología colombiana Mysticism Index Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] Evelyn Underhill (b. 6 Dec. 1875, d. 15 Jun 1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer who wrote extensively on Christian mysticism. A pacifist, novelist, and philosopher, she was widely read during the first half of the 20th century. This work, Mysticism , is not a textbook of the subject. She disagrees with William James' The Varieties of Religious Experience with his four-part division of the mystic state (ineffability, noetic quality, transcience, and passivity). She sees Bucke's Cosmic Consciousness as only the gateway to Unitative Living, about halfway there by her view (p. 193). Underhill maps out her own view of the mystic's journey into five parts: "Awakening of Self," "Purgation of Self," "Illumination," "the Dark Night of the Soul," and "the Unitative life." Title Page Preface to the Twelfth Edition Preface to the First Edition Part One: The Mystic Fact Part One: The Mystic Fact I. Part Two: The Mystic Way Indexes

The major world religions The information provided below is intended to provide a short introduction to the major world religions as defined classically. Each description has been kept very short so that it is easy to read straight through all of them and get a general impression of the diversity of spiritual paths humanity takes to live the kind of life God wants. As a result, a great many things have been omitted. No omissions are intentional and readers are encouraged to consult other resources on the web as well as books for more in-depth information. For an excellent introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Christianity, and Judaism, Huston Smith's "The World's Religions" is highly recommended. The origins of Hinduism can be traced to the Indus Valley civilization sometime between 4000 and 2500 BCE. Hindus follow a strict caste system which determines the standing of each person. If you are looking for information on "OM" you can find it here. More Resources on Hinduism More Resources on Shinto

Edgar Cayce on human origins People usually demand a beginning, so in the beginning there was a sea of spirit and it filled all of space. The spirit was static, content, and aware of itself. It was a giant resting on the bosom of its thought and contemplating what it is. Then the spirit moved into action. It withdrew into itself until all of space was empty. In the center, the restless mind of the spirit shone. God desired self-expression and desired companionship; therefore, God projected the cosmos and souls. Each design carried within it the plan for its evolution - both physical and spiritual. All things are a part of God and an expression of God's thought. All things, including the souls of individuals, were created as "fractals" of God for companionship with God - the "Whole." The pattern God used to create souls was the pattern of God's own Spirit. The spirit of the individual existed before the soul of the individual was created. But these things could happen. Our solar system also attracted souls.