I do my best to comment to people’s questions via my 'When Belief Dies' profile, but it turns out that a couple of days ago I commented on a post on my Facebook Page with my personal account. Since then, I have had a couple of very 'high stat days' on WordPress, which means that … Continue reading So… you know?
As well as this blog post, I have released a video and audio version as I wanted to make sure the various people on both sides are made aware of what is changing. You can watch the announcement here: https://youtu.be/in43-HpaoKc I’ve just spent three hours capturing all the weekly tasks I perform to keep the … Continue reading Big Update (Welcome Kirsty!)
I've been doing a lot of reading and thinking recently. I have come to the realisation that there is a real importance held within being sceptical, even if you sit within a religious framework. The more I talk to people, the more I notice that humans take for granted that which confirms their worldview and … Continue reading Sceptical
I've been meditating on and off since 2017. When I first read about it in Sapiens, I was astonished. I was reading a book that didn't focus on spiritual trivia, yet here was the author explaining how he has a daily meditation practice. I started using an app called 'headspace' in 2017, which you can … Continue reading Book Review: Waking Up
I want to know all the answers. It’s maddening really, the quest for knowing trumps the quest into being time and time again. I seem to have a desire to understand so much to make sure I am either believing things that are correct or seeing where I am wrong and move onto a ground … Continue reading To answer it all
I was running the other day. Everything I saw around me the hills, trees, streams, cows, humans and deer, was formed in its base elements far before the formation of the world it now finds itself caught upon. In the ancient stars, which collapsed and exploded as they grew old and unstable, there formed these … Continue reading Where does this leave us?
I am a big fan of Douglas Murray, and when I saw that his 2013 book 'Islamophilia' had been reissued (after the original publisher when bust and the book stopped being available), I had to pick it up and work through it as soon as possible. I was instantly curious about this book, with a … Continue reading Book Review: Islamophilia
What are the consequences of my writing and thinking? When all is said and done, have my decisions and actions made any difference at all? I believe they have insofar as I look at the path my life is on and see how different things are to where they could well have been if I … Continue reading Consequences
A couple of blog posts ago I spoke about the concerns I have around grounding reason, or rationality or sense. It's something that I've been thinking about a lot recently. The truth is I live each day as if reason was objective, but I still don't understand how it can be if there isn't a … Continue reading Objective VS Subjective
I heard about this book on the Waking Up app. I use it every single day to meditate and reflect. I tend to get up at 5 am, get a cup of coffee, spend some time stretching (yoga) and then meditate for at least 10 mins before I do anything else. I will be writing … Continue reading Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly