Category Archives: Spirituality

What Heaven Really Is

The typical (and mistaken) definition of heaven in American pop culture is “the place all good people go after they die to have an eternally good time.” But the key element missing from flawed ideas of heaven is love. If … Continue reading

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What Does “Enlightened” Mean?

Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul, says this: In India, guru means “self-realized being.” To be self-actualized means divine self-mastery–you literally learn how to tell your thinking mind how to think and your feeling … Continue reading

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The 2 Fatal Flaws of Religion and Spirituality

Religion and spirituality make two significant errors: they exaggerate the character of man and/or diminish the nature of God. These two errors put spiritual skeptics in a corner. They must either: 1) believe that man can fulfill the perfect standards … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Religion and Spirituality?

Religion and spirituality are two approaches to spiritual freedom/perfection. Think of religion as a formal dress code for heaven (or whatever final destination is in view). One must clothe one’s self in good works and satisfy established ordinances to be … Continue reading

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What is Spiritual Skepticism?

Spirituality is spiritual skepticism and includes both self-made beliefs and formal religious systems outside of Christianity. Spirituality fails as a worldview because it is self-defeating; people trust their own flawed works as the means to reach a state of perfection … Continue reading

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Great Quote: Mulder

In the episode, “Die Hand Die Verletzt,” from the classic X-Files series, Mulder & Scully investigate bizarre occurrences surrounding an occult group. As the truth is discovered that the group’s dabbling in black magic has resulted in mortal consequences, Mulder sums up … Continue reading

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