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Life is the religion
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Life is the religion

32 Why is life the religion? Because life is primary. Without life, nothing important to us is possible. It may seem trivial but it’s easy to take the life religion for granted until we are at risk. We do not have an endless supply of tomorrows to finally begin our “real life.” This is it!...

Truth is better than the alternative
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Truth is better than the alternative

48 “Not everyone is lucky enough to have access to facts that controvert flawed beliefs. Still, when the truth embedded in events of life threaten our viewpoints, we may excuse contrary facts as an exception to the rule and the beliefs stand as strong as before. The more serious the disillusionment, the more difficult it...

Love renounces all limits
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Love renounces all limits

82 “Who do you know who does not place a boundary around his love? We are afraid others will use us and that our desire for love makes us foolish. In deference to this fear, we try to be smart and use others in the name of love for our own ends. We become what...

Let’s not suffer fiction
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Let’s not suffer fiction

“The more intense the emotion, the more we feel justified in imposing our feelings, even if we generate those feelings through fiction. Christians burned people before the public eye believing they were witches and heretics. In relationships we suffer fiction, countless men and women endured derision and violence from a lover for imagined reasons. Our...

Pleasure is NOT the problem
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Pleasure is NOT the problem

3320 Lets talk of pleasure. “Kabir dances, sings and knows the joys of life and love. Why is he so terse with people, so critical? He is not condemning the pleasures of life, but our beliefs about them and what we think satiety would do for us.

Moral Policing Hypocrisy
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Moral Policing Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy “Many teachings advocate repressing desire in pursuit of ideals. Then, believers seek obscure loopholes in their beliefs in order to indulge in forbidden fruits [hypocrisy.] Women accused of immorality in orthodox cultures are shamed, beaten, groped, raped and, even, killed by fanatics [hypocrisy] pointing at religious justifications. Such gross rationalizations for anger and lust...

Understanding Conservatives
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Understanding Conservatives

1316 Understanding Conservatives “Let us not console ourselves by imagining that the worst of beliefs abides in the past. Even if we omit current religious conflict as political, the fate of women under the auspices of custom is one inescapable measure of social coercion and violence. Even today, extremists throw acid in the faces of...

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Our freedom

Let’s do new things, discover new joys and make new mistakes. “An ass may pull a cart in pursuit of a desired carrot that a master dangles in front of its face. The master can yield the carrot to the beast when the work is over. I hope we agree that this enslaved animal choosing...

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Fictional beliefs about ourselves

We fear letting go of superstitions and biased beliefs that pretend to explain the world and ourselves. Many who imagined a limit on what females could accomplish have been as wrong as those individuals who said that humans would never fly. For centuries, women appeared inferior, not just to men, but to women as well. People viewed (many still do) women through the distorting lens...

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