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.
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 ...
Notes and queries: What is the condition of music?
Walter Pater said "all art constantly aspires to the condition of ... of art towards the condition of music. Roger Musson, Edinburgh Supposedly pure abstraction, purged of everything other than itself – of literal meaning as in poetry, of narrative ...
It Depends on What the Meaning of “Is” Is: The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist UPDATED
Some people will tell you that Jesus really meant that we should have a little ceremony, like he did ... They then understood that Jesus was not speaking of literal bread, but rather, of the teaching of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, which spread ...
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 ...