Tag Archives: religion

Next Myth: Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Darren Aronofsky with Noah's arc in the background

I had no intentions of even watching this movie. I assumed it was a preachy B-film,  squeaking its way into the mainstream via massive financial backing. Essentially, I had judged a film by its poster. Through a friend I heard Russell Crowe was starring and became remotely intrigued. When I read that Noah was directed by Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Black ... Read More »

Zen and Faith

Face in the midst of full moon and clouds zen and faith

In Zen practice, there are three kinds of faith. First, there is ordinary, practical faith. I have faith that my bank will keep an accurate record of how much money I have in my account. I have faith that when I go through a green light, I won’t get broadsided by someone who didn’t stop at the red light on ... Read More »

God Is an Atheist

The cover to the book God is an Atheist by N. Nosirrah philosophy and religion

I was talking to God the other night, when He told me something disturbing, and truthfully, somewhat baffling. Now, you probably doubt that I was talking to God, and likely think I was delusional, or talking to myself, and you might be right about that, but as I am trying to explain, in a way I don’t care what you ... Read More »

Are we hallucinating when we see god?

Ancient Future by Krystleyez, a fractal image science of hallucinations

Oliver Sacks, the physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology and psychiatry, has spent much of his life exploring hallucinations—the subject of his newest book. He believes that we are all potential hallucinators and describes such experiences of his own, his patients, and the famous, including Dostoevsky and Lewis Carroll. In an interview, he talks about hallucinations induced by psychedelics: ... Read More »