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Spirituality for the Skeptic

What does it mean to be a spiritual person? According to some, spirituality is about identifying with certain otherworldly beliefs. Others consider it to indicate faith in a deity or in supernatural beings. Recently, in Waking Up, Sam Harris has suggested that religious traditions have too often imposed their restrictive ideas onto spirituality. A spiritual person is not necessarily a religious person, and may only be spiritual in the sense of having a particular disposition towards life, the world, and the universe.

Robert Solomon, who was Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Phil...

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What happens after we die?

What Happens After We Die?

In April 1977, a woman known only as Maria was admitted to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after suffering a heart attack. Three days later, another one would strike her while still hospitalized. On being resuscitated, Maria reported having an Out-of-Body Experience (or OBE), during which she had watched from above as doctors tried to revive her, seeing the monitoring machines around her feeding out print-outs of her life signs. She felt led out to the area outside of the hospital, specifically to the ledge of a third-floor window on the far side of the building...

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