The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #33: “Meet Jim”

The point of the exercise here at the Faitheism Project is to start conversations that, hopefully, go on and on.  The objective is never to “win” anything, rather it’s to gain something: understanding of what makes each other tick.  We don’t have to agree with each other to have relationships — or even be friends. Continue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #33: “Meet Jim””

Was Eve’s Original Sin Actually “Ambition”?

Fact: the Book of Genesis did not write itself. A writer can call the inspiration that motivates them to pick up their pen whatever they like. They can call it madness, they can call it the “divine”. It’s still just their own personal brain chemistry at work. The idea to write this blog post poppedContinue reading “Was Eve’s Original Sin Actually “Ambition”?”

How You Approach Your Spirituality Depends On How You Feel About “Uncertainty”

by A L Katz It all comes down to this: do you really, really, REALLY need to know? And how will you handle it if you can’t know? In his excellent lecture “Beyond Belief“, astrophysicist, author, science communicator and Director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC Neil deGrasse Tyson points out how even the mostContinue reading “How You Approach Your Spirituality Depends On How You Feel About “Uncertainty””

Science & Religion Both Try To Explain What We See; Science Wants To Measure It, Religion Doesn’t

By A L Katz It always comes down to awe — the awe that we all feel, be you atheist or person of faith, when we gaze up at the cosmos. How do we explain the awe — what is it exactly that’s awing us? Yes, it’s enormous and powerful and dangerous and filled withContinue reading “Science & Religion Both Try To Explain What We See; Science Wants To Measure It, Religion Doesn’t”

I Have Always Been Grateful To Hebrew School For Making Me The Atheist I Am Today

By A L Katz To be completely honest, I think I hit the ground an atheist.  I can’t recall ever believing there was a giant sky deity who created everything and looked down on human life benevolently — except when he got angry at us or a natural disaster hit.  Aside from one 24 hourContinue reading “I Have Always Been Grateful To Hebrew School For Making Me The Atheist I Am Today”