Evolutionary explanation of religion.
By the end of his chapter, having dismantled "belief in belief," Dennett excludes from his definition of religion all cosmologies that do not require one to acknowledge the literal truth of the proposition that God exists, or at least gods who are ...
A Boy’s Thoughts On His Coming Of Age
But I will always remember my Coming of Age, for that was My Day. I got special attention from adults on that day. This is why I decided I would hold a ceremony for Kuang too. Good traditions hold people together, giving people the meaning of life.
IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE MEANING OF “IS” IS: What Did Jesus Really Mean?
They then understood that Jesus was not speaking of literal bread, but rather, of the teaching of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, which spread easily and was dangerous. If the Bread of Life discourse were only metaphorical, then Paul would have been ...
How do you decide the meaning of a word?
We look hard at how we arrange the sense. What we try to do is not necessarily have the primary sense of a word as the commonest sense, but as the most literal and typical meaning of the word. For example, the commonest use of the word "run" is to "run a ...
What’s in a name?
There are differences in the naming ceremony and approach in every one of the states ... The categories are based on the literal meaning. Some of these names also have religious and historical significance. I have not refered to those.