Category Archives: Spirituality & Religion

Sky parents, airy allies? 239 —Robert M. Shelby, 9-30-14. [414 txt wds]

Recently a writer struggling with mentality, and needing to pose as if proposing a useful idea, wrote an article claiming that a need to believe in God may be inborn, that is, hard-wired in the human nervous system. I’m much more inclined to suppose cultural evolutionary survival as a basis for metaphysical ideas than genomic […]

God on trial in Near East. 238 —Robert M. Shelby, 9-28-14. [538 txt wds]

Religion as exemplified by the three “Book Religions,” Judaism, Christendom and Islam, has always been a substitute for knowledge, courage and personal integrity. It works, or fails, as a crutch, a shield, a warm blanket or a tool of navigation in life. Religions have tended to become the enemy of spirituality, not its source. Spirituality […]

Fundamentalism Negates Civilization. –Robert M. Shelby, 10-24-10.[552 txt wds]

A friend of mine reports attending a recent “Tea Party Patriots” meeting in Benicia where booklets were distributed to attendees outlining ways for Christians to get their preachments taught in public schools. I’ll find out more. If true, it strengthens (1) my view that fixed religious belief in notions not verified by science endangers sanity and […]

Basic Philosphy: The Philosophy Of Basis –Robert M. Shelby, 10-13-10.

We have much information on how humans evolved and what their shortcomings are. People need better grasp of how they are in the world individually as well as in groups, collectively. How do we relate to our bodies? Do we have souls or spirits? Is nature produced by supernature? Are we connected to each other […]