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Philosophy Trumps Science and Religion

In Reasoned Thinking by Dave Gaddis

We didn’t ask for it. Life happened to us. No matter how hard we try, we will all lose the game of life. Death is the price we pay for birth, a bargain we never made. We are born without knowing why we are here or why we have an insatiable desire to stay. Life is a constant struggle against …

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On Reasoned Spirituality

In Reasoned Spirituality by Dave Gaddis

In the interest of honesty and openness, I am a deist. Deist’s believe in God through reason, experience, and observation of the universe. That said, you do not have to believe in God to be part of our community. In fact, you can be a theist, deist, atheist, humanist, or whatever. The only requirement is that you seek greater enlightenment …

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On Reasoned Thinking

In Reasoned Thinking by Dave Gaddis

Introduction We are all born knowing only life, which is the experience of our outer and inner worlds. Experience of the outer world comes through our five senses. Our inner world is the accumulation of emotions and thoughts. They are inextricably connected. Touching someone we love can bring immense joy. Seeing the suffering wrought on humanity by fundamentalists of any …