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THE CITY OF MAHASIDDHAS | LEVEKUNST art of life
The city of Gorakhpur in India keeps a secret from ancient times, a temple with 84 statues of outstanding beauty and mystic significance. Each one different yet impeccably dressed in siddha garments a...
Pere Lachaise Lap Dance
Père Lachaise Cemetery’s Victor Noir regularly receives posthumous hand jobs from the average public but the exquisite Dita VonTeese is not average and when it comes to sexy…she’s in a class by hersel...
For $75,000 This Balloon Could Take You To ‘The Edge Of Space'
Watch out, Virgin Galactic. There's a new space tourism company in town. A company called World View is planning to float passengers up to "the edge of space" — about 20 miles into the sky — via ballo...
Agnosticism
Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims – especially metaphysical and religious claims such as whether or not God, the divine or the supernatural exist – are unknown ...
Belief
There is no way to speak generally about belief. One such attempt at speaking generally states that belief is a mental representation of a sentient being's attitude toward the likelihood or truth of ...
Dogma
Dogma is a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. It serves as part of the primary basis of an ideology or belief system, and it cannot be changed or discar...
Freethought
Freethought (also spelled free thought) is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, t...
Skepticism
Skepticism or scepticism (see spelling differences) is generally any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for gr...
Certainty
Certainty is perfect knowledge that has total security from error, or the mental state of being without doubt.Objectively defined, certainty is total continuity and validity of all foundational inquir...
Anti-clericalism
Anti-clericalism refers to historical movements that oppose the clergy for reasons including their actual or alleged power and influence in all aspects of public and political life and their involveme...
THE CITY OF MAHASIDDHAS | LEVEKUNST art of life
The city of Gorakhpur in India keeps a secret from ancient times, a temple with 84 statues of outstanding beauty and mystic significance. Each one different yet impeccably dressed in siddha garments a...
Pere Lachaise Lap Dance
Père Lachaise Cemetery’s Victor Noir regularly receives posthumous hand jobs from the average public but the exquisite Dita VonTeese is not average and when it comes to sexy…she’s in a class by hersel...
For $75,000 This Balloon Could Take You To ‘The Edge Of Space'
Watch out, Virgin Galactic. There's a new space tourism company in town. A company called World View is planning to float passengers up to "the edge of space" — about 20 miles into the sky — via ballo...
Michel de Montaigne
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (/mɒnˈteɪn/; [miʃɛl ekɛm də mɔ̃tɛɲ]; 28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizin...
Littlewood's law
Littlewood's law states that an individual can expect to experience an event with odds of one in a million (described by the law as a "miracle") at the rate of about one per month.
The law was fra...
Doctrine
Doctrine (from Latin: doctrina or possibly from Sanskrit: dukrn) is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the essence of teachings in...
Practical syllogism (theology)
In Reformed theology, the practical syllogism (Latin: syllogismus practicus) is a concept relating assurance of salvation to evidence in a person's life of such, such as good works and sanctificat...
Did Christians Steal Christmas?
Did Christians Steal Christmas? is a 32 page 2007 booklet written by Robert Stovold and published by the National Secular Society (ISBN 978-0-903752-05-3). It describes similarities between the tr...
Intuition (psychology)
Intuition, a phenomenon of the mind, describes the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. The word intuition comes from Latin verb intueri translated as consider or from...
Squadrone Volante
The Squadrone Volante ("Flying Squad") was a 17th-century group of independent and liberal cardinals within the College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. It attempted to influence the outcome...
Overbelief
Overbelief (also written as "over-belief") is a philosophical term for a belief adopted that requires more evidence than one presently has. Generally, acts of overbelief are justified on emotional nee...
Ibn al-Rawandi
Abu al-Hasan Ahmad ibn Yahya ibn Ishaq al-Rawandi (Persian: ابو الحسن احمد بن یحیی بن اسحاق راوندی‎, Arabic: أبو الحسن أحمد بن يحيى بن إسحاق الراوندي‎), commonly known as Ibn al-Rawand...
Illuminationism
Illuminationism is a doctrine according to which the process of human thought needs to be aided by divine grace. It is the oldest and most influential alternative to naturalism in the theory of mind a...
Nicholas Wolterstorff
Nicholas Wolterstorff (born January 21, 1932) is an American philosopher. A prolific writer with wide-ranging philosophical and theological interests, he has written books on aesthetics, epistemology,...
Brights movement
The Brights movement is a sociocultural movement formed of persons who hold a naturalistic view of the world.
The term "Bright" was coined by Paul Geisert. A one-time Chicago biology teacher, prof...
Fideism
Fideism (/ˈfideɪˌɪzəm, ˈfaɪdi-/) is an epistemological theory which maintains that faith is independent of reason, or that reason and faith are hostile to each other and faith is superior at arriving ...
Infidel
Infidel (literally "unfaithful") is a pejorative term used in certain religions for one who has no religious beliefs, or for those who doubt or reject the central tenets of one's own religion.Infidel ...