Tag: Faith

Prajñāpāramitā Part II: The Heart of Insight

Prajñāpāramitā Part II: The Heart Sutra The second sutra that I will be explaining from the Prajñāpāramitā is the Heart Sutra.  If you have not already read Prajñāpāramitā Part I: The Diamond Sutra, I encourage you to start there before continuing with this article on the Heart… Continue Reading “Prajñāpāramitā Part II: The Heart of Insight”

The Power of Belief

The Power of Belief I was born into and raised within a Christian community, more specifically a Catholic parish. This article will discuss how I went from attending a private Catholic school and Catholic Mass every weekend, to feeling a lot of doubt in… Continue Reading “The Power of Belief”

From Samanera to Bhikkhu: The Life of a Traditional Theravada Monk

From Samanera to Bhikkhu: The Life of a Traditional Theravada Monk In this article we will explore the life of a traditional Buddhist monk, as seen through the eyes of a Theravada practitioner.  If you don’t know anything about Buddhism, I highly recommend you… Continue Reading “From Samanera to Bhikkhu: The Life of a Traditional Theravada Monk”

On Faith and Fallacy: My Journey Out Of Christianity

Some 10 years ago, at a time when my mind was still clouded with fantasy, I had the belief that only through faith could moral, ethical, and compassionate behavior be made manifest.  That quintessentially, only through religion could we ever become better human beings.… Continue Reading “On Faith and Fallacy: My Journey Out Of Christianity”

Muslim Refugees, Christianity and the Future of Freedom

  Muslim Refugees, Christianity, and the Future of Freedom Vetting, the process of reviewing refugee candidates before they come into the U.S., should be a concern for all of us.  In this essay I will discuss why, but above all else I want you… Continue Reading “Muslim Refugees, Christianity and the Future of Freedom”

In Search of Self

In Search of Self Over the years I’ve learned that the most potent of personal feelings can be the most consoling and relatable to other people who are going through their own hardships. So without even knowing it, you can touch the lives of… Continue Reading “In Search of Self”

Of God

February 5, 2012 Updated and Expanded April 27, 2014 Of God I’m going to take an agnostic point of view to muddle through the complex ideas and theories behind a creator god and the Universe and try to come to some conclusions with my… Continue Reading “Of God”

The Erosion of the Sagacious American Intellect

January 1, 2012 I once said that I would write an atheist manifesto, but this is not it.  However, religion and atheism is the subject of this writing.  If you don’t like the idea of subjugating American religion and ridding it from our government (ode… Continue Reading “The Erosion of the Sagacious American Intellect”

Two Journeys, One Life

March 27, 2011 I was born on the 14th of November 1985 to Catholic German Americans. On one August night in the year 1996, a black hand would descend upon me, leaving behind a scar that would forever alter the direction of my life.… Continue Reading “Two Journeys, One Life”