Jehovah’s Witnesses: Immortality Held Hostage

“Jehovah’s Witnesses live a life of fear. That much is true. They fear death. They fear not being good enough when Jehovah comes to exact judgement. Jehovah’s Witnesses are the most fearful group of Christians that I’m aware of.“ Doug Shields, a former Jehovah’s Witness of The Watchtower Files blog: http://thewatchtowerfiles.com/jehovahs-witnesses-and-fear/ For millions of people… Read More Jehovah’s Witnesses: Immortality Held Hostage

Spiritual Philosophy Discussion Series: Introduction

Spiritual philosophy is wisdom about the nature and meaning of reality attributed to sources outside our five earthly senses. Prophetic dreams, channeling, ecstatic visions, oracles, mediumship, and religious prophets have been vehicles of spiritual insight since the dawn of recorded history. Today, materialism has a strong hold over our worldview, especially in the west, and… Read More Spiritual Philosophy Discussion Series: Introduction

Spiritual and Religious Apathy: Consequences for Life and the Afterlife

The other day I listened to a TED talk called ‘Why There is No Way Back for Religion in the West’ which discussed the implications of a recent study showing the massive decline of religion in the western world.  I’ll admit that I would have formally received this news with smug approval, but as I’ve… Read More Spiritual and Religious Apathy: Consequences for Life and the Afterlife

Evidential Spirituality: How to Build Spiritual Beliefs from Life After Death Research

The Difference Between Faith-Based and Evidence-Based Spirituality For those of us who are not part of an organized religion but have a strong interest in the research and evidence for life after death, how do we define ourselves when asked about what we believe? For some, the answer might be agnostic, new-age, or spiritual.  For me,… Read More Evidential Spirituality: How to Build Spiritual Beliefs from Life After Death Research