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THE CITY OF MAHASIDDHAS | LEVEKUNST art of life
The city of Gorakhpur in India keeps a secret from ancient times, a temple with 84 statues of outstanding beauty and mystic significance. Each one different yet impeccably dressed in siddha garments a...
Pere Lachaise Lap Dance
Père Lachaise Cemetery’s Victor Noir regularly receives posthumous hand jobs from the average public but the exquisite Dita VonTeese is not average and when it comes to sexy…she’s in a class by hersel...
For $75,000 This Balloon Could Take You To ‘The Edge Of Space'
Watch out, Virgin Galactic. There's a new space tourism company in town. A company called World View is planning to float passengers up to "the edge of space" — about 20 miles into the sky — via ballo...
Agnosticism
Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims – especially metaphysical and religious claims such as whether or not God, the divine or the supernatural exist – are unknown ...
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Belief
There is no way to speak generally about belief. One such attempt at speaking generally states that belief is a mental representation of a sentient being's attitude toward the likelihood or truth of ...
Dogma
Dogma is a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. It serves as part of the primary basis of an ideology or belief system, and it cannot be changed or discar...
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Freethought
Freethought (also spelled free thought) is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, t...
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Skepticism
Skepticism or scepticism (see spelling differences) is generally any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for gr...
Michel de Montaigne
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (/mɒnˈteɪn/; [miʃɛl ekɛm də mɔ̃tɛɲ]; 28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizin...
Michel de Montaigne - Wikipedia
THE CITY OF MAHASIDDHAS | LEVEKUNST art of life
The city of Gorakhpur in India keeps a secret from ancient times, a temple with 84 statues of outstanding beauty and mystic significance. Each one different yet impeccably dressed in siddha garments a...
Pere Lachaise Lap Dance
Père Lachaise Cemetery’s Victor Noir regularly receives posthumous hand jobs from the average public but the exquisite Dita VonTeese is not average and when it comes to sexy…she’s in a class by hersel...
For $75,000 This Balloon Could Take You To ‘The Edge Of Space'
Watch out, Virgin Galactic. There's a new space tourism company in town. A company called World View is planning to float passengers up to "the edge of space" — about 20 miles into the sky — via ballo...
Ipse dixit
Ipse dixit, Latin for "he, himself, said it", is a term used to identify and describe a sort of arbitrary dogmatic statement, which the speaker expects the listener to accept as valid. The fallacy of ...
Religious experience
A religious experience (sometimes known as a spiritual experience, sacred experience, or mystical experience) is a subjective experience which is interpreted within a religious framework. The concept ...
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Humanism
Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, e...
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Doctrine
Doctrine (from Latin: doctrina or possibly from Sanskrit: dukrn) is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the essence of teachings in...
Practical syllogism (theology)
In Reformed theology, the practical syllogism (Latin: syllogismus practicus) is a concept relating assurance of salvation to evidence in a person's life of such, such as good works and sanctificat...
Scientism
Scientism is belief in the universal applicability of the scientific method and approach, and the view that empirical science constitutes the most authoritative worldview or most valuable part of huma...
Pyrrhonism
Pyrrhonism, or Pyrrhonian skepticism, was a school of skepticism founded by Aenesidemus in the 1st century BC and recorded by Sextus Empiricus in the late 2nd century or early 3rd century AD. It was n...
Did Christians Steal Christmas?
Did Christians Steal Christmas? is a 32 page 2007 booklet written by Robert Stovold and published by the National Secular Society (ISBN 978-0-903752-05-3). It describes similarities between the tr...
Did Christians Steal Christmas? - Wikipedia
Intuition (psychology)
Intuition, a phenomenon of the mind, describes the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. The word intuition comes from Latin verb intueri translated as consider or from...
Squadrone Volante
The Squadrone Volante ("Flying Squad") was a 17th-century group of independent and liberal cardinals within the College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. It attempted to influence the outcome...
Overbelief
Overbelief (also written as "over-belief") is a philosophical term for a belief adopted that requires more evidence than one presently has. Generally, acts of overbelief are justified on emotional nee...
Ibn al-Rawandi
Abu al-Hasan Ahmad ibn Yahya ibn Ishaq al-Rawandi (Persian: ابو الحسن احمد بن یحیی بن اسحاق راوندی‎, Arabic: أبو الحسن أحمد بن يحيى بن إسحاق الراوندي‎), commonly known as Ibn al-Rawand...
Brights movement
The Brights movement is a sociocultural movement formed of persons who hold a naturalistic view of the world.
The term "Bright" was coined by Paul Geisert. A one-time Chicago biology teacher, prof...
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Metaphysical naturalism
Metaphysical naturalism, also called ontological naturalism, philosophical naturalism and scientific materialism is a worldview which holds that there is nothing but natural elements, principles, and ...