World of Warcraft is a Microcosm of the Real World

Over the year or so since beginning this blog, I have made little effort to conceal the fact that I enjoy playing video games. I grew up with them and they are basically my favourite entertainment choice. There is perhaps not a single game I have played more than World of Warcraft (WoW), and the …

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Your Thoughts: How Is God Connected to the Individual (or more broadly, the material universe)?

Earlier this afternoon, as I was lying in bed, having taken the day off due to minor illness, I was thinking about the nature of God and how It works in the universe. Specifically, I have been troubled with the question of how exactly does God, if omnipresent - being everywhere, creates the individual and …

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An Incoherent Ramble on Time, Causality and the Eternal Now

This is one of those stranger and certainly more difficult topics to discuss: the nature of causality, especially when one is coming from the perspective I am about to take, which will be doubting the existence of any true causality in the sense that A (or A1, A2 plus A3) leads to B. In other …

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New Section: Pop Culture, Mythology and Religion

Hi all, Just making a minor announcement that I'm adding a new section into the blog. As what likely happens with many, blogs will change, develop and evolve over time. Originally, I intended to keep the subject matter of the blog confined specifically on comparative religion and mysticism, but over time I found myself in …

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The Anomaly of the Afterlife: Some Perspectives from Around the World and My Own

What happens after we die? Humankind has pondered this question since we first became aware of our own mortality. There have been countless attempts to answer this question, usually by different religions and spiritual traditions, and science has obviously weighed into the situation. But ultimately, the question may be simply an unanswerable mystery of life. …

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Paradigms of Perception: The Reality of Gods, Demons, Monsters and All Sorts of Fantastical Things

In the modern era of science and rationality, we have largely dismissed many of the superstitions and beliefs of the past, without really understanding them, thinking to ourselves that we have out-grown the more primitive ways of viewing the world. Looking back into history, modern humans tend to observe our ancestors with a curious fascination …

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Luke 14:28, Padre’s Bible Writing Prompt Challenge

Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it. This is my first writing prompt, so thanks to Padre for the interesting little challenge! Luke 14:28 without the surrounding context of the rest of the passage …

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Yin and Yang: A Much Needed Concept for the Ailments of Civilisation

There has been an obsession around notions of “positivity” in the West in the current era, and a strong aversion to anything considered “negative”. Though I think we are beginning to recognise the importance of acknowledging the presence of a dark side to our beings, we continue to have a strong tendency to individually and …

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