Humanist Thoughts for the Festive Season

The festive season is traditionally a time dedicated to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and the Christian message of love and peace between all men and all nations. This period of self-collected meditation may also become an opportunity for reflecting on the human condition. William James was the first to offer a purely psychological interpretation of the religious experience away from theological dogmas. His approach was scientific and in this respect the American thinker assumed a non ...

Elusive Eternity

Eternity is a concept by which man measures his mortal finitude. Throughout history it has meant different things to different cultures. In Hinduism, eternity is the never-ending repeated  cycles of birth, death through which the Self finds Truth and merges into the Brahman. In Taoism, the concept of eternity is, as such, obsolete and can only be grasped within the ever-flowing and changing rhythms of Nature. In this respect, the Brahman as Ultimate Reality is just as inscrutable just as ...