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To Live is to Live Passionately

Young people bear the brunt of many blanketed accusations related to behavior.  An especially common one is that they spend all their time mindlessly absorbed in their phones.  The trend of staring into cell phones is, of course, not strictly reserved to kids; I see plenty of adults of all ages staring into that magical …

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Does the Universe Have Metaphysical Meaning?

Note - this is part three of a three part series. In the previous post, Biological and Existential Meaning, I took the claim that the universe is without meaning and explored it strictly from a biological and existential perspective. This investigation into meaning cannot be complete without considering metaphysical meaning, which might also be called …

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Trying to Find God in the Cosmological Argument

Where Did We Come From? Do you remember the first time you had that moment where the immensity, size, range, ratio and infinite nature of the universe suddenly struck you, and it was so overwhelmingly massive, your mind could not create a container large enough to hold it? And you wondered where it came from, …

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Sunsets, New Beginnings, and Uncertainty

By Lillian Rutledge -  In Albert Camus’ The Stranger, an existentialist novel, the sun causes Meursault to lose his sanity and his compassion, but it isn’t until the sun actually sets that he experiences this loss; specifically in jail following his trial, Meursault becomes distraught with God, with life in general, and feels as if …

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