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ALLEGIANCE VS. AGENCY

I had this idea kicking around in my brain for a while before the NFL controversy broke out.  It is the idea of personhood, and what that entails. I grew up in a Fundamentalist home.  For decades I considered myself … Continue reading

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WEEKEND FROM HELL

There have been so many times I wanted to post on events and issues.  It seems that other stuff always pushed me away from one topic to the next, and I never took the time to write about it until … Continue reading

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What is Post-Theism?

Originally posted on Naturalist Philosophy:
By R.N. Carmona Many might be confused by the post-theist label. It does not mean that one is a theist unaffiliated with organized religion. This doesn’t mean one believes in a deity. Post-theism describes an…

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OBSERVATIONS

Like over nineteen million other people, I watched the Comey hearings with keen interest.  The purpose of the hearing was to hear Jim Comey, under oath, to verify the content of the memos and opening statement he released ahead of … Continue reading

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History, Probability, and Miracles

Originally posted on Κέλσος:
One of the most common misconceptions about history is the idea that history *is* our past. This misconception is understandable, since when we are taught “history” in high school or even in college the courses provide an overview…

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2017

It’s nearly March already, and I haven’t even acknowledged the new year.  I stopped smoking on Thanksgiving of 2016.  I made a New Year’s resolution to remain a non-smoker.  It’s been harder than I anticipated.  The end of 2016 arrived … Continue reading

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A Solution to Gettier Problems

Originally posted on Naturalist Philosophy:
By R.N. Carmona If I’m right to assume that all Gettier Problems involve a change either in the true aspect of our beliefs or the justified aspect of our beliefs, then there’s a way to salvage this intuitive definition…

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ATHEISM: HOW

The civil rights movement for gay equality heated up quite a bit when the Supreme Court overturned DOMA. I was a Catholic at that point.  I was thrilled with the ruling.  I had a dear friend, a colleague, who was … Continue reading

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The Art of Starting Over

Originally posted on Holly Baer:
In the last six months, my entire life fell apart. I broke up with my fiancé of seven years, cancelled a wedding, found out I didn’t get into a single grad school, and fully understood…

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FAMILY SCAFFOLDING FINALE

Bill Gothard entered our family after Scott was born.  (Google him if you have never heard of him).  Gothard’s teachings became a core part of what our fundamentalist pastor preached.  My parents became absolutely convinced that Gothard was a man … Continue reading

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