Skip to main content

Spiritual Atheism

In Order to Read Online or Download Spiritual Atheism Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Believing in Dawkins

Believing in Dawkins Book
Author : Eric Steinhart
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2020-09-14
ISBN : 9783030430511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Dawkin's militant atheism is well known; his profound faith less well known In this book, atheist philosopher Eric Steinhart explores the spiritual dimensions of Richard Dawkins’ books, which are shown to encompass: · the meaning and purpose of life · an appreciation of Platonic beauty and truth · a deep belief in the rationality of the universe · an aversion to both scientism and nihilism As an atheist, Dawkins strives to develop a scientific alternative to theism, and while he declares that science is not a religion, he also proclaims it to be a spiritual enterprise. His books are filled with fragmentary sketches of this ‘spiritual atheism’, resembling a great unfinished cathedral. This book systematises and completes Dawkins’ arguments and reveals their deep roots in Stoicism and Platonism. Expanding on Dawkins’ ideas, Steinhart shows how atheists can develop powerful ethical principles, compelling systems of symbols and images, and meaningful personal and social practices. Believing in Dawkins is a rigorous and potent entreaty for the use of science and reason to support spiritually rich and optimistic ways of thinking and living.

Spiritual Atheism

Spiritual Atheism Book
Author : Steve Antinoff
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2010-01-10
ISBN : 1582436886
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Over the last 160 years, a great dilemma has been hatching out of Western spiritual consciousness. In our modern existence, we have lost faith in the traditional routes by which human beings have come to experience the Divine, and an acceptance of oneself as having a place in the order of the universe. In Spiritual Atheism, Steve Antinoff argues that the dilemma burning within the West has been given its most fundamental expression by Kirilov in Dostoyevsky's The Possessed: "God is necessary, and so must exist . . . Yet I know that he doesn't exist, and can't exist . . . But don't you understand that a man with two such ideas cannot go on living?" According to Antinoff, spiritual atheism begins with three realizations: that our experience of ourselves and our world leaves us ultimately dissatisfied, that our dissatisfaction is intolerable and so must be broken through, and that there is no God. Continuing where such writers as Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris left off, Antinoff's unique and prescient take on deity and spirituality makes this book a critical contribution to the understanding of the quest for salvation and enlightenment in a world full of chaos and need.

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality Book
Author : Andre Comte-Sponville
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-12-27
ISBN : 1101202661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The perfect antidote to the fiery rhetoric that dominates our current national debate over religion, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality is the ideal companion to such bestsellers as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. I n this inspiring book, bestselling author and philosopher André Comte-Sponville offers a new perspective on the question of God?s existence, acknowledging the good that has come of religion while advocating tolerance from both believers and non-believers. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing appeal for a new form of spiritual life?one that at its heart celebrates the human need to connect to one another and the universe.

Flirting with Faith

Flirting with Faith Book
Author : Joan Ball
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN : 9781439155363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

As a thirty-seven-year-old, highly skeptical, deeply rational woman, Joan had it all: loving family, extravagant home, a high-profile career, even personal contentment. So Joan was more surprised than anyone when she was relieved in an instant from the luxury of spiritual doubt and compelled to realign her life around practices of faith--about which she was a novice. With an unexplainable desire to pursue whatever God had for her at whatever cost was called for, Joan left her high-salary profession, sold her home and all her furniture (with her husband’s support), and started life from a blank slate. Finally realizing that she had been flirting with faith since she was a young teen, Joan fell in love with the God who had been pursuing her. Joan candidly shares the story of her radical life change as she moved from atheist, to agnostic in addiction recovery, to the unexpected moment when she was “struck” Christian. As Joan lets go of control and convention, her skepticism is gradually replaced with a realization that embracing her new faith with radical abandon led to a far more mysterious and countercultural lifestyle than she’d ever imagined.

Spiritual Atheist

Spiritual Atheist Book
Author : Nick Seneca Jankel
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-03-15
ISBN : 9781999731502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

For the millions who want to find inner peace, true intimacy and life purpose without needing religion or betraying reason, Cambridge-educated medic, wisdom teacher and leadership expert Nick Jankel sets out a life philosophy that unites cutting-edge science with timeless wisdom--all focused on making better life choices, and tangible individual and social change. "Eye-opening... a nuanced way to expand the views of even a hardened atheist." Kirkus Reviews "A taboo-smashing book." Bookbag Spiritual Atheist is a ground-breaking yet very accessible book that draws on the author's insights into cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology; his lived experiences of wisdom traditions like Taoism, Kabbalah, Vedanta, Buddhism, Zen, Christian Gnosticism, and Sufism; and years of expertise gained from helping tens of thousands of individuals, and over a hundred blue-chip organizations, to transform and thrive in the Digital Age. In this refreshingly honest 'philosophical memoir', Jankel recounts key moments in his 30 year journey to forge the principles of spiritual atheism: unable to find lasting happiness with pills, psychotherapy, partying, tech entrepreneurship, or financial success, he overcame his cynicism to find the life-changing benefits of spiritual enlightenment. But not satisfied with the joy alone, he spent years painstakingly joining the dots between rationalism and mysticism to form a rigorous philosophy for flourishing in life, love and leadership. If you trust science, and relish reason, but also sense that your life has meaning, your consciousness is real and that love is a force for good - all phenomena that conventional atheism and scientific materialism deny - then this book will help you have it all. We can be free to dissolve the painful schism between logic and love within our modern minds, and so play our full part recalibrating capitalism, politics, technology and business for good.

Spiritual Atheism

Spiritual Atheism Book
Author : Soren Sorensen
Publisher : Spiral Garden
Release : 2012-07
ISBN : 9780985823719
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book will challenge you to reconsider your foundational philosophical assumptions about the nature of existence, identity, motivation, happiness, healing, forgiveness, consciousness, creation, intention, and manifestation from a shockingly direct and extremely powerful point of view!Discover a radical, inspiring, and liberating way tounderstand your life and live it to its fullest potential!

Atheist Preacher

Atheist Preacher Book
Author : Mike Wolfe
Publisher : Booksurge Publishing
Release : 2005-10-26
ISBN : 9781419619342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Spiritual atheism is achieved mything one's own life, while avoiding the encumbrances of incongruent theism. Faith-transitioning from conservative Christian to spiritual atheist is modeled pillar by pillar, platform by platform. This insider whistle-blows on the deception of the ages! The interrelation of our psychological-spiritual dimensions is astutely demonstrated.

Spiritual Atheist

Spiritual Atheist Book
Author : Nick Seneca Jankel
Publisher : Switch on Worldwide Limited
Release : 2018-09-20
ISBN : 9781999731526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

For the millions who want to find peace, love, and purpose without religion, Cambridge-educated leadership guru and philosopher Nick Jankel sets out a radical new life philosophy that reunites cutting-edge science with timeless spiritual wisdom to help us make better life choices and transform our life, love, and leadership challenges so we thrive.

Spiritual Materialism an Essay

Spiritual Materialism  an Essay Book
Author : Lakshmaṇaśāstrī Jośī
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Spiritual Materialism an Essay book written by Lakshmaṇaśāstrī Jośī, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Delusion of Atheism

The Delusion of Atheism Book
Author : Patrick Mooney
Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
Release : 2020-09-29
ISBN : 1489730893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Both atheistic materialism and organized religion have been the two great forces which have had the greatest mind control over Western Civilization’s perception and value system. Both systems have used their power to keep humanity in subjugation and slavery through the tactics of fear and terror. Both systems have denied humanity the dignity of its true Divine identity. When social systems exist for the sole purpose of strengthening and propelling their own self-interest rather the welfare of its citizens, then the matrix in which humanity lives becomes corrupt and decadent. When a people are denied the understanding of their own self-concept as a unique person and a child of God, they become disassociated from their own holographic identity. Nature does not tolerate a vacuum. Dystopia rushes in to replace the void caused by the split or the dualism which both atheism and organized religion cause in world which some non-local Supreme Intelligence created for a more noble purpose. Atheistic Materialism denies the existence of A Creator and is pessimistically Nihilistic. Organized Religion while admitting an Omega or an absolute, divides the soul from the body and turns this world Into a vale of tears. The New Science of Quantum Physics teaches that the Whole is greater than the sum of its parts and the substrata of the atom is consciousness. Quantum teaches the Cosmos is one. There is no separation. All that exists is linked together in the one reality of interdependence, interconnection and interrelationship. Consciousness is eternal. It carries on after the atoms of our bodies have deteriorated and gone. Consciousness tells us, that despite the momentary reality of our bodies we are spiritually eternal. Materialistic Atheism is temporary and built of the false promise of economy and profit. It proposes tragedy instead of ecstasy. Consciousness joins body and soul together. Life in this world in other world is a continuum. Life here is sacred and must be lived in this respect. Whether we like it or not we are doomed to be spiritual. It is the human spirit which is primary. Consciousness teaches us this. Terribly, Atheism has inverted this. It makes the body and its temporality primary. It forgets and denies humanity's need for transcendence. Atheism stultifies. It concerns itself with grasping rather than reaching. Atheism is greedy. It is anti-compassion. This world will surely fail unless we begin to become aware that love is our highest electromagnetic capability and selfishness our lowest.

Semantics and Psychology of Spirituality

Semantics and Psychology of Spirituality Book
Author : Heinz Streib,Ralph W. Hood, Jr.
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-10-16
ISBN : 3319212451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book examines what people mean when they say they are “spiritual”. It looks at the semantics of “spirituality”, the visibility of reasons for “spiritual” preference in biographies, in psychological dispositions, in cultural differences between Germany and the US, and in gender differences. It also examines the kind of biographical consequences that are associated with “spirituality”. The book reports the results of an online-questionnaire filled out by 773 respondents in Germany and 1113 in the US, personal interviews with a selected group of more than 100 persons, and an experiment. Based on the data collected, it reports results that are relevant for a number of scientific and practical disciplines. It makes a contribution to the semantics of everyday religious language and to the cross-cultural study of religion and to many related fields as well, because “spirituality” is evaluated in relation to personality, mysticism, well-being, religious styles, generativity, attachment, biography and atheism. The book draws attention to the – new and ever changing – ways in which people give names to their ultimate concern and symbolize their experiences of transcendence.

Beyond Atheism

Beyond Atheism Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Atheist Spirituality
Release : 2019-02-09
ISBN : 9781732275904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Beliefs are the easy part; the rubber hits the road with practices. In Beyond Atheism, psychologist Edward Chandler invites hard-core atheists, agnostics, spiritual atheists, secular humanists, and anyone else seeking spirituality without delusions to explore and develop such practices.

A Sacred Space Is Never Empty

A Sacred Space Is Never Empty Book
Author : Victoria Smolkin
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-10-29
ISBN : 0691197237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used a variety of tools--from education to propaganda to terror—to turn its vision of a Communist world without religion into reality. Yet even with its monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and creating an atheist society. A Sacred Space Is Never Empty presents the first history of Soviet atheism from the 1917 revolution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Drawing on a wealth of archival material and in-depth interviews with those who were on the front lines of Communist ideological campaigns, Victoria Smolkin argues that to understand the Soviet experiment, we must make sense of Soviet atheism. Smolkin shows how atheism was reimagined as an alternative cosmology with its own set of positive beliefs, practices, and spiritual commitments. Through its engagements with religion, the Soviet leadership realized that removing religion from the "sacred spaces" of Soviet life was not enough. Then, in the final years of the Soviet experiment, Mikhail Gorbachev—in a stunning and unexpected reversal—abandoned atheism and reintroduced religion into Soviet public life. A Sacred Space Is Never Empty explores the meaning of atheism for religious life, for Communist ideology, and for Soviet politics.

The Myth of the Non Christian

The Myth of the Non Christian Book
Author : Luke Cawley
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2016-03-12
ISBN : 0830844503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

There's no such thing as a non-Christian. Somebody might self-identify as spiritual but not religious. Or they might be a practicing Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim. Or they might call themselves an atheist, freethinker or agnostic. But the one thing that people never describe themselves as is a "non-Christian." So Christians who want to "reach non-Christians" need to realize that they're not all the same. Evangelism is not one-size-fits-all. Luke Cawley shows how Christians can contextualize the gospel in different ways to connect with different kinds of people. Here he unpacks the religious identities of three key demographics: the spiritual but not religious, committed atheists and nominal Christians. Each group has particular characteristics and requires specific approaches and practices to make the Christian faith plausible, desirable and tangible to them. Filled with real-life stories of changed lives, this book is a practical and hopeful resource for helping people to encounter God.

Hardcore Spirituality

Hardcore Spirituality Book
Author : Robin Sacredfire
Publisher : 22 Lions Bookstore: 22Lions.com
Release : 2021-09-22
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

I do not notice much change between those that are in one religion or another, from the most popular to the most secretive. In general, all religions promote one truth, that very few are able to acknowledge or recognize, even when spending their entire life inside a certain path, no matter how advanced it might seem. The only apparent difference seems to be that, the followers do care more about each other when addressing those that are inside their circle as being special. It is really impressive to notice, in these modern times, how much most people believe that their religion is supreme to all others. Indeed, arrogance never stops impressing me. Because, in itself, arrogance neglects its own and obvious level of ignorance supporting it. I always hear things like, “when I found this group, I never had to search for another any longer”, as if such individuals had found the best. And yet, such quest often lasted no more than two to three religions. The sense of feeling stupid seems to easily get deceived by the sense of feeling special. It makes us wonder if, in ancient times, people behaved in the same way and said to each other, "I used to be like you, praying to thirty-three different gods, but now I only have one and I feel much more enlightened". The content exposed in all groups that I have met for the past thirty years of my life hasn't show any improvement. Quite the opposite. Religion is very commonly becoming a kindergarten for adults. It is as if people predisposed themselves to feel accommodated with the sense of feeling good about being happy and stupid. In fact, the ones attending more secretive meetings could be compared to the children that enjoy playing games that need to be hidden from adults. And that, when you look at what they're doing, doesn't seem like anything that needs to be kept secretive. The question nonetheless, remains: Is there such thing as a mature and truthful religion? While for many this question has been answered, I truly believe that the answer evolved with humanity. Otherwise, I would not have written this book. Here, I will show you in which direction religion, and spiritually in general, should be going, because the one and unifying religion of the future must be complete in all ways, and that is only possible when maintained by superior minds, supported by superior hearts and strengthen by superior souls. In this sense, this book intends to give you a glimpse of such future, and such religion, at least, to make you part of it in spirit before such reality comes to this world. This is an introduction to the supreme religion of the future, the only religion that will never change over thousands of years.

The Future of God

The Future of God Book
Author : Deepak Chopra
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2014-11-13
ISBN : 1448177227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

What has God done for you lately? Faith is in crisis. Are God and faith still useful in the modern world? If God is to have a future, Deepak Chopra argues, we must find a new approach to spirituality. For this we don't need better belief systems or scriptures - we need to rethink our place in the universe itself. Chopra reveals how God is about much more than religion. If God stands for absolute goodness, love and truth, and we are part of God, we have a connection to those things. Chopra explains the logic of faith, while providing an incisive critique of militant atheism. If God has a future, Chopra reasons, the results will be for the betterment of us all.

The Doubters Club Good Faith Conversations with Skeptics Atheists and the Spiritually Wounded

The Doubters  Club  Good Faith Conversations with Skeptics  Atheists  and the Spiritually Wounded Book
Author : Preston Ulmer
Publisher : NavPress
Release : 2021-09-07
ISBN : 1641583355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The closer we get to the heart of God, the closer we should grow toward the doubter, the skeptic, the differing perspective, even the atheist. And that should make us wonder: Is it possible to grow in our Christian faith without engaging the doubter or the skeptic? And if growing in our faith means growing closer to the doubter, how do we do that without compromising what we believe to be true? The Doubters' Club is a guide for people who want to live in friendship with those who think differently than them. In The Doubters' Club, you'll learn how to: (1) rebuild the impression the other person has of us as Christians; (2) renovate the intention we have with the nonbeliever; (3) rely on an invitation into real life (not a church service); (4) reexamine our views through initiating conversations that matter; and (5) redefine progress as imitation, not just immersion. You'll get practical steps and tools to help you navigate relationships and conversations--but not foolproof methods (because there aren't any). Maybe you're ready to take a chance because it's your mom or dad who is the skeptic, a sibling, an old friend, a coworker, or a neighbor. Maybe you're just ready to embrace the adventure of your faith. If you are open to the mystery of doubt, The Doubters' Club invites you to bring your uncertainties as common ground for relationship with skeptics and see what God does.

God s Illusion Machine

God   s Illusion Machine Book
Author : Mayesvara dasa
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2013-12-30
ISBN : 1493121510
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In the tidal wave of intellectual argument that followed the 2006 release of Richard Dawkins’s God Delusion book, a fierce debate has raged between atheism and religion over the existence of God, leaving the world’s scientists and laymen largely undecided in their opinion. God’s Illusion Machine presents a fascinating alternative to a debate that has largely been argued within the framework of Christian versus science concepts. Drawing upon the world’s oldest body of knowledge (the Vedas), the author describes the massive illusion to which we are all subjected as we mistakenly believe ourselves to be physical creations of the material world. In God’s Illusion Machine, the material world is gradually exposed as the ultimate virtual reality machine for wayward souls who prefer a self-centred, rather than a God-centred, existence. In contrast to Richard Dawkins’s assertion that the religious are suffering a delusion for believing in God, the author argues that both the atheists and the religious are under the spell of God’s deluding energy called Mäyä, which acts in reciprocation with a soul’s desire to be in illusion within the physical realm. By applying the profound spiritual insights of Vedic knowledge along with a healthy dose of common sense and good humour, God’s Illusion Machine is an enthralling exposé of the deceptive nature of the material world and the false claims of materialists regarding the nature of life and love. It is a triumph of spirituality over both atheistic materialism and religious dogmatism. God’s Illusion Machine is a work of major importance realigning Western religion, philosophy, and science with eternal spiritual truths, an enlightening read for both the atheist and the religious, bringing spiritual certainty and true love to bewildered souls in troubled times. For atheists who like a good argument, for the religious who are stuck for a reply to Richard Dawkins, for fans of fantasy and sci-fi where forces of light and illusion contend in battle, and for you, the reader, whatever your disposition, this book will forever change your outlook on life and its meaning. As the rising sun disperses the darkness of night, so in the presence of Krishna (The Absolute Truth), mäyä (illusion) cannot stand.

Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality

Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality Book
Author : Mark W. Gura
Publisher : Inneraction Press LLC
Release : 2015-07-14
ISBN : 9781939691231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Finally, a book about meditation and meaning in life that is based on reason, not religious or supernatural explanations... Provocative and truly inspirational! One of the best books I've ever read.-Rachel Patel We think we perceive reality, but we live in our minds, in self-created realities, hypnotized by our conditioning and habitual ways of thinking. I am sure seekers will find much to support their efforts to awaken in this book.-Jack Elias "Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality" is a guide and memoir which shows that spirituality and meditation can be practiced without faith in God(s), gurus, or the supernatural. Techniques such as mindfulness and vipassana meditation have been practiced for thousands of years, are corroborated by reason, psychology and neuroscience, and help develop a sense of compassion, charity and the pursuit of meaning and knowledge. These secular practices are consistent with the best science available and are perfect for atheists, skeptics, humanists, freethinkers, as well as all others who wish to practice spirituality without religion or reference to supernatural forces. This is the complete version of the book, contains 214 pages. Note: The difference between "Atheist Meditation/Atheist Spirituality" and "Exploring Your Life" is that Exploring Your Life is an expanded edition, and it's intended for a general audience, while "Atheist Meditation" begins with a special message to the atheist community.

Reports from the Zen Wars

Reports from the Zen Wars Book
Author : Steve Antinoff
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2016-06-01
ISBN : 1619028824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Four decades ago—aged twenty—the author experienced what he calls a "negative satori," a fundamental and irrefutable realization not of enlightenment, but of himself as a predicament only enlightenment could resolve. This, shaped by the hammer blows of a singular American professor, Richard DeMartino, brought him to Zen, and to Japan. Yet over time, of far greater import than his bungling efforts were the wonderful occupants of the Zen world he encountered: Toyoshima–san, the meditation Prometheus whose superhuman efforts astounded and inspired all while he remained impaled on the cliff's edge; the Thief, chief monastery monk who stole the world from whoever he encountered and whose yawns and the brushing of his teeth shot sparks of Absolute Meaning; Hisamatsu, the great lay Zen Master who at age 16 overheard a doctor tell his mother he'd be dead in six months, only to awaken ten years later and become the most delighted man in Japan; Bunko, the monk kind to others but ferocious with himself, whose daily state of Oneness in meditation left him dissatisfied because despite all exertion he could not crush it to pieces and break beyond it. These are among the sitters for the portraits in Reports From the Zen Wars, Steve Antinoff's attempt to bear witness to what for him has been The Greatest Show on Earth, price of admission one lotus position.