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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver CHAPTER FIVE:
RITUAL AND ARYAN WORSHIP
_______ RITUAL A RELIGIOUS RITUAL is a fixed sequence of acts (often including speech) performed to make magic by influencing supernatural forces. Most rituals began at a time so remote and among men so primitive that they may antedate our race;…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver CHAPTER THREE:
MONOTHEISM MONOTHEISM is a quite unusual form of religion and one which creates difficulties for even its most adroit theologians. If it is a theism, its god must be a superhuman person, conscious and accessible to his votaries. Thus religions which posit an impersonal…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

Robert Ardrey by Revilo P. Oliver CHAPTER TWO:
THE TRIPLE FUNCTION
WE LIVE IN A TIME in which there is much talk about “religious freedom.” It is assumed that beliefs about the supernatural are a “private matter” which every individual has a right to determine for himself.…
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EssaysJohn Massaro

by John Massaro THIS IS A SERIOUS composition about an important stage in my life. I’ll get to it. But first, in response to “Dad Tested Positive For Satan,” which appears on my Covid Vaccine Lowdown Blog, I received the following from a Jeff in Illinois on May 2, 2022: Hey John,1st…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver CHAPTER ONE:
RELIGION RELIGION, which we may define as a belief in the existence of praeter-human and supernatural beings, is a phenomenon limited to several human species, since it depends on rudimentary powers of reason and relatively developed powers of imagination. We may…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver INTRODUCTION OF THE MANY PROBLEMS that confront us today, none is more vexing than that of the relation of Christianity to Western Civilization. None, certainly, causes more acrimonious controversy and internecine hostility between the members of the race which created that…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims WHY IS IT THAT nearly every question of this kind — i.e., on the nature of morality — quickly accrues more than 100 answers on online forums? Are these questions so easy that anyone at all can answer them? But, okay, I’ll give it a try too. I think that philosophers know as little about ethics,…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims RECENTLY, I asked in an online forum: Assume that I’m an alien from another planet who has never heard of any human religion before. My spaceship has just entered orbit around Earth, and suddenly I am presented with proselytizers from each of Earth’s faiths. You are the representative…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims A CHRISTIAN made a video that he posted on YouTube, in order to challenge atheists with the question “Where did the universe come from?” To the video’s creator: You messed up right away. Atheists don’t believe in gods. When you tacked on “higher power,”…
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EssaysGuest opinionH. Millard

Divinely inspired messages to Arman
as related to H. Millard The Creator, the Supreme Being, is great! Pray to Him with your own words, morning and night, and ask Him for guidance in your life because He has selected you. SUMMARY: 1. The basic and primary purpose of all life is to make more like itself. To…
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