Category Archives: Living Secular

The Lord’s Prayer

Holding Hands

On the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in AA meetings To many in traditional AA fellowships, it is perplexing when secular, agnostic, or atheist members object to reciting the Lord’s Prayer in meetings. The basis of my own objections are that reciting the Lord’s Prayer allies the fellowship with a particular denomination and religion, and that[..read more..]

Maintaining a Sense of Peace

Peaceful

How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You Melissa Chu  Oct 9, 2018 “Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.” — Unknown Do you ever[..read more..]

5 Stoic Principles

Man at overlook

5 Stoic Principles for Modern Living Applying an Ancient Philosophy to the 21st Century Harley Monk –Mar 9, 2017 · The Greeks put a lot of thought into how life should be lived, from Aristotle to Socrates to Plato, but one of their most practical philosophies remains misunderstood by the majority of people: Stoicism. Despite Stoicism’s[..read more..]

Existentialism

existentialism

What It’s Like to Visit an Existential Therapist It’s not meant to be comforting, but somehow it is. FAITH HILL JANUARY 17, 2019 If you ever find yourself sinking into the plush blue couch of Dr. Jane Prelinger, you should know that she doesn’t want you to call her Dr. Prelinger. In her office, even[..read more..]

How Religions Die

Gene Transformation

By Bill Flavell on May 18, 2019 The genes that are dominant in any population, are those that are most successfully passed from one generation to the next. Eventually, the most successful genes will be found in almost every member of a population. The same is true of religions. Changing environmental pressures can disadvantage previously[..read more..]

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