Six Ideas From Eastern Philosophy

Six Ideas From Eastern Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy has always had a very similar goal to Western philosophy: that of making us wiser, less agitated, more thoughtful and readier to appreciate our lives. However, the way it has gone about this has been intriguingly different. In the East, Philosophy has taught its lessons via tea drinking ceremonies, walks in bamboo forests,

Atheism 2.0 | Alain de Botton

Atheism 2.0 | Alain de Botton

One of the most common ways of dividing the world is into those who believe and those who don’t — into the religious and the atheists. And for the last decade or so, it’s been quite clear what being an atheist means. There have been some very vocal atheists who’ve pointed out, not just that

Religion as ritual – 60 Second Adventures in Religion (2/4)

Religion as ritual – 60 Second Adventures in Religion (2/4)

Sixty second adventures in religion. Number two, religion as ritual. Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Xavier Comte was a French philosopher and one of the founders of sociology – who preferred to be known as ‘Auguste.’ He believed that society went through three stages – first, that primitive people thought things they didn’t understand were down

Two Minute Meditation

Two Minute Meditation

So long, since you’ve been at peace. You used to know how to come here… As a child. It’s a place in your head. Focus on the water. It’s a bit of an illness to keep wanting more. This spot isn’t glamorous… …It’s what’s all around, when we focus. This permanently exists, amidst the noise.

Why Religious Beliefs Aren’t Just Silly

Why Religious Beliefs Aren’t Just Silly

From a distance, it can all seem very silly. These people have gone to Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in the hope that the Virgin Mary might cure them of cancer and heart disease. These people have gone to Medjugorje in Bosnia Herzegovina to pray they might get a chance to talk to

Introduction: The world needs religion even if it doesn't need God - IQ2 Debates

Introduction: The world needs religion even if it doesn't need God – IQ2 Debates

got them thank you thank you um so well thank you very much all for coming to our first debate in in the series you will know that the title of the debate is the world needs religion even if it doesn't need God I don't know what the answer to that is but I

What Is an Emotionally-healthy Childhood?

What Is an Emotionally-healthy Childhood?

How Emotionally Healthy Are You?

How Emotionally Healthy Are You?