Wm. Keith Sampson

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Amelia Earhart on Motivation, Education, and Human Nature in Letters to Her Mother

When <b>Amelia Earhart</b>, born on July 24, 1897, disappeared over the Pacific on July 2, 1937, she left behind a legacy shrouded in legend, glory, and modern-day mythmaking. But whatever Amelia the public icon may have imparted, Amelia the private person brimmed with far more dimensional insight on life …

What is religion?, part 4: divinity, God and 'real' religion

Can you have a religion not based around the Abrahamic idea of a God who could, if he wished, behave like a mafia boss?<p>One of the most unnerving passages in Robert Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution is the section where he examines the central Jewish and Christian idea of a covenant with God. He …

Religion vs. Humanism: Isaac Asimov on Science and Spirituality

Science and religion have a long history of friction as diametric opposites. But some of humanity’s greatest minds have found in science itself a rich source of spirituality, from Albert Einstein’s meditation on whether scientists pray to Richard Feynman’s ode to the universe to Carl Sagan on the …

Mark Twain on Religion and Our Human Egotism

A large part of what made Mark Twain the greatest American satirist was his capacity for cultural nitpicking, from his irreverent advice to little girls to his critique of the press to his snarky commentary on the outrageous requests he received. But one subject to which Twain applied his exquisite …

‘Why I Hate Religion’: YouTube Phenom Explains Who Really ‘Owns’ Christianity

YouTube phenom Jefferson Bethke’s new book, “Jesus > Religion” hit stores this week and TheBlaze sat down with the spoken-word artist to learn more about his Christian message and how he’s hoping to impact readers. Mainly, he wants to drive home the message that the faith and its associated gifts …

Mark Twain Quotes on Religion

Mark Twain had strong opinions on religion. He was not one to be swayed by religious propaganda or sermons. However, Mark Twain was not considered an …