challenging religious privilege in public life

John G. Messerly

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To better the world, humans need to be more intelligent and moral. We must evolve.

In the intellectual realm we need to utilize technology to augment our intelligence by any means possible—including artificial intelligence.

The Supposed Dangers of Techno-Optimism

There is no risk-free way to proceed into the future. In the end, only science and technology properly applied have the power to save us.

A Glorious Future

Humans are not an end, but a beginning. They need not fear imaginary gods, but need instead to create minds more powerful than the gods.

Western Philosophy – The Beginnings of Rationalistic Thinking

We can only speculate as to the extent of our scientific knowledge today had the spirit the first Greek philosophers continued unabated.

Is There an Afterlife?

The scientific winds are blowing against these ancient beliefs. So while immortality is logically possible, it’s easy enough to see it isn’t plausible.

Death is an Ultimate Evil

Death is one of the worst fates that can befall us, despite the consolations offered by the deathists – the lovers of death.

Christianity and Abortion: Scripture and Church Tradition

The arguments for the pro-life position are seriously deficient, while the opposing arguments are philosophically robust.

Transhumanism – How Science Will Make Us Immortal

The opponents of progress may have legitimate fears about future technologies, or they may be guided by ignorance and irrationality.

Yes, America Is Descending Into Totalitarianism

Recent trends reveal that the USA is becoming more authoritarian, totalitarian, and fascist. The very survival of the republic is now in doubt.

The Value of Philosophy

Philosophical thinking protects us against unsupported ideology, unjustified authority, unfounded beliefs, and questionable cultural values.

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