The Beforedeath and Afterlife of Joe Self

A fellow named Joe Self recently asked the Biopantheism Facebook group about our thoughts on an afterlife. Here’s what I wrote to Joe Self: Before trying to determine what happens to us in the afterlife, I suspect, we need to be very clear about what we are in the beforedeath. You can think of JoeContinue reading “The Beforedeath and Afterlife of Joe Self”

Pantheism and the Freedom of “Nothing Left to Lose”

It was suggested in a philosophy forum recently that pantheism might offer the only definition of God that is not disprovable. After all, the post reasoned, equating God with the universe makes it something only a solipsist would dispute (and actually, solipsism is the easiest kind of pantheism to explain, but that’s another idea forContinue reading “Pantheism and the Freedom of “Nothing Left to Lose””

A Pantheist Pascal’s Wager

If you ever want to truly grasp the futility of taking sides in the roundabout argument between theists and atheists, I highly recommend grabbing a balcony seat for a debate over the usefulness of Pascal’s Wager. I’ve never seen such a procession of logical loop-de-loops in my life. From Wikipedia: “Pascal’s Wager is an argumentContinue reading “A Pantheist Pascal’s Wager”

Duality, in a little over 7,000 words

Duality is a slight of hand. It is a line drawn in the sand where none exists. It is the parsing of All That Is into distinct semantic thought-concepts that hide from the part its concurrent existence as the Whole. It is the subjective narrowing of attention upon an object, shrinking its full context, andContinue reading “Duality, in a little over 7,000 words”

What to Make of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (aside from the obvious: Dinner) — Part 1 of 2

I was recently trading Facebook comments about the controversy in Oklahoma over a statue that a group called Satanic Temple wants to place at the statehouse along with the existing Ten Commandments. It is an interesting case, a bit more colorful than the typical church-and-state brouhaha. Of course, there is the usual debate about whetherContinue reading “What to Make of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (aside from the obvious: Dinner) — Part 1 of 2”

METATHEOLOGY: A World Beyond Belief

“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. The Truth has shared so much of itself with me that I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel, or even pure soul. Love has befriended HafizContinue reading “METATHEOLOGY: A World Beyond Belief”

All in All: How Non-Dual Reality Pans Every Theism– Part 4: There Is No Outermost Doll

For those of you who took the non- stop flight from Part 2, I welcome you back to the main thread. I hope the transition will go as smoothly for you as my drive today up the Hudson Valley, which, trust me, required absolutely no knowledge of the inner workings of a diesel engine. IfContinue reading “All in All: How Non-Dual Reality Pans Every Theism– Part 4: There Is No Outermost Doll”

All in All: How Non-Dual Reality Pans Every Theism –Part 3: Breaking Down the Binary

Thank you for joining me here. I’m glad someone other than me finds this kinda stuff interesting….though maybe I should count those chickens after I hatch this section. The premise of this section is to show that even the most widely accepted manifestation of binary structure –the pattern of 1’s and 0’s that make upContinue reading “All in All: How Non-Dual Reality Pans Every Theism –Part 3: Breaking Down the Binary”