Jesus was a Buddhist monk | BBC documentary

There are many unanswered questions about Jesus the central figure of Christianity, many of which undermine the teachings of the bible and in times gone by would hold extreme consequences should they be openly investigated. This film probes into the life of Jesus and asks many of these questions including- Was Jesus really a Buddhist… Continue lendo Jesus was a Buddhist monk | BBC documentary


“The Soul in the Machine” – John GRAY

Those who fear conscious machines do so because they think that consciousness is the most valuable feature of humans – and because they fear anything they cannot subject to their will. They fear the evolution of conscious machines for the same reason they seek to become masters of the Earth. As machines slip from human… Continue lendo “The Soul in the Machine” – John GRAY

“Where sceptics fail” – Alex J. O’CONNOR

What is scepticism? How do we deal with our own cognitive dissonance? Can veganism ever be justified purely by reason? These are just some of the questions that Alex O'Connor, a.k.a. CosmicSkeptic, has been grappling with on his youtube channel, viewed by over 40 million people, for the past few years. In this interview, Alex… Continue lendo “Where sceptics fail” – Alex J. O’CONNOR

“Deconstructing Jordan Peterson” – Alex J. O’CONNOR

Jordan Peterson is famously vague when asked about his views on the existence of God. He's more enthusiastic about discussing religion and scripture broadly, but still then leaves some mystery about his actual views. In this video, I try my best to identify and unpack Peterson's religious philosophy, before offering some objections. RELATED CONTENT:

“Os olhos dos pobres” – BAUDELAIRE

Ah! Então você quer saber por que a odeio hoje. Sem dúvida lhe será menos fácil compreendê-lo do que a mim explicá-lo; pois você é, acredito, o mais belo exemplo da impermeabilidade feminina que se possa encontrar. Declamado por Roberto Bozzetti. BAUDELAIRE, Charles. Pequenos poemas em prosa. Trad. de Aurélio Buarque de Holanda Ferreira.… Continue lendo “Os olhos dos pobres” – BAUDELAIRE

“Schopenhauer e o amor” – Alain de BOTTON

Esta série sobre filosofia em seis partes, apresentada pelo filósofo britânico Alain de Botton, dialoga com seis grandes pensadores da história da filosofia ocidental em torno das suas ideias sobre a vida feliz. No quinto episódio, "Schopenhauer e o amor", Alain De Botton aborda o filósofo alemão do século 19 segundo o qual o amor… Continue lendo “Schopenhauer e o amor” – Alain de BOTTON

“Only burgeois suckers put hope in the future” – Alan WATTS

The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that. R. RORTY, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity There are three classes of people in… Continue lendo “Only burgeois suckers put hope in the future” – Alan WATTS

O planeta Terra é um ser vivo? | Meteoro Brasil

O que faz da Terra um lugar tão especial é que ela é, pelo menos até agora, o único mundo conhecido que abriga a vida. A Terra se formou há cerca de 4 bilhões e meio de anos. Já a vida surgiu aqui há cerca de 3.6 bilhões de anos. Ou seja, durante 4/5 de… Continue lendo O planeta Terra é um ser vivo? | Meteoro Brasil

“Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war” – John GRAY

The Guardian, March 13th, 2015 A new orthodoxy, led by Pinker, holds that war and violence in the developed world are declining. The stats are misleading, argues Gray – and the idea of moral progress is wishful thinking and plain wrong For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In… Continue lendo “Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war” – John GRAY

“Dark Mirrors, Hidden Angels and an Algorithmic Prayer-Wheel” – John GRAY

For some advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the more modern parts of the world, they tell us, war has practically disappeared. A litter of semi-failed states, lacking the benefits of modern institutions and modern ideas, the developing world may still be wracked by every kind of conflict – ethnic, tribal and… Continue lendo “Dark Mirrors, Hidden Angels and an Algorithmic Prayer-Wheel” – John GRAY