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A Religious Outlook: Necessity for Life’s Navigation

There is so much controversy whirling today among religious or non-religious outlooks on life: Questions of God or no God; Fundamentalism or Atheism. Overall, religion is a worldview, a way of shaping and perceiving reality.  In this sense, everyone is religious.  Atheism is a religion as much as Catholicism.  Each structures the way we perceive […]

Among Neanderthals

In antediluvian times – going back several hundred thousand years, men and women roamed the landscape – called Neanderthal, not quite human, but a subspecies of the genus Homo, closely related to all of us today. They led lives obscure until about 30,000 years ago. Then came Cro-Magnon men and women, early modern humans. For […]

Taking Part in the Evolution of the Universe

How do we relate to the environment? The issue of climate change brings competing issues into clear focus. On the one hand, there are those who deny that humanity’s actions have any relation to the rapidly changing weather patterns we are witnessing worldwide.  On the other hand, there are those who find an integral link […]

AI & The World of the Heart

Automation is expanding in our world.  It is replacing workers and destroying  jobs.  It is beginning to radically change our ideas of work and the economy. Advancing in tandem with automation is its offspring, artificial intelligence, or AI. People talk of the “singularity”, or point when computers might become more intelligent than human beings.  This […]

Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs that once roamed and terrorized the Earth – did somebody plan them? Did God, sitting and pondering on his throne, envision them in his lordly plan? There were no thoughts of peace and brotherhood coursing through tyrannosaurus rex’s brain, only the ferocious gnashing of jaws and teeth, and insatiable hunger – a penchant […]

Beyond Atheism

A few months ago, I had a brief conversation with a woman who held no “religious” beliefs at all, and did not want to hear anything whatsoever to do with religion.  She was a devout atheist.  She kept telling me in quite strident tones: “Don’t you know – over the past four hundred years, science […]

The New Religion: Beyond Dogma or Materialism: A Third Way

The debate continues to rage between science and religion, between the outdated dogma of our mainline religions and the godless materialism of atheism and secular humanism. On the one hand are faith-based claims for the existence of God and the validity of ancient books and prophets; on the other, the powers of reason and the […]

Where Is The Eye? Evolution Encoded.

Science, religion, and the continuing debate over evolution. What is evolution anyway? Are we humans something special?  Where are we headed? Who are we? —– A reading from “A New Myth for the World”. _____________ James Hilgendorf is a speaker, filmmaker, and the author of ten non-fiction books, including “A New Myth for the World”. […]

Dinosaurs – God’s Handiwork?

The dinosaurs that once roamed and terrorized the Earth – did somebody plan them? Did God, sitting and pondering on his throne, envision them in his lordly plan? There were no thoughts of peace and brotherhood coursing through tyrannosaurus rex’s brain, only the ferocious gnashing of jaws and teeth, and insatiable hunger – a penchant […]

The Secret World Everyone Is Looking For

Atheism vs. Fundamentalism.  Science vs. Religion.  Evolution vs. Creationism. The battle lines are drawn, have been drawn for centuries, and will continue to be drawn.  No quarter given. On one side is a world of science and reason and materialism; on the other a world of faith and God and the supernatural. Each is dug […]