Sunday April 20, 2014
Christianism or Christian Nationalism is analogous to Islamism. Just as Islamists seek to reform society along Islamic, Christianists seek to reform society along Christian lines and force conformity to conservative Christian values, ending church/state separation. As Christian Nationalists, they combine conservative, evangelical Christian theology with extreme American nationalism.
Read Article: Christianism, Christian Nationalism: Christian Extremism, Patriotism
Saturday April 19, 2014
One of the reasons people believe in psychic phenomena is not because of experiments which purport to show something statistically significant - these results only serve to bolster beliefs which already exist. People's beliefs are instead based upon their own personal experiences. The more such experiences a person has, the stronger their belief will be.
Read Article: Belief, Statistics & Coincidence
Friday April 18, 2014
Who is more of an immoral bigot, the person who uses "Jew" as a slur or the person who files a lawsuit against having that label applied to them? Is it the person who uses "homosexual" as a slur or the person who goes to court over it? That's a hard question to answer, and the same is true when comparing someone who uses "godless" or "atheist" as a slur and the person so offended by the label that they file suit in court for damages when the godless label is applied to them.
Read Article: Is Godless a Slur? Is it Slander, Libel to Accuse One of Godlessness, Atheism?
Thursday April 17, 2014
Although the influence of existentialism on literature, art, and philosophy is not very surprising, its influence on psychology might be to some people. Understanding it better should help make it clear, however, that existentialism is less a philosophical school than a broader cultural movement that has involved a number of intellectual pursuits - all focused on the existence and importance of the individual human being.
Read Article: Existentialist Psychology