Most of our moral passion for justice and outrage at equality stems from a belief that all people are created equal. But that belief makes no sense without God, as Yuval Harari makes clear.
Books and blogs are constantly offering us the seductive and powerful promise of a more productive life: the end of procrastination, frustration, and incompetence. But our hunger to find out the perfect productivity system reveals something more profound going on in our hearts.
The world of dating is changing faster now than at any time in history, and hookup culture has become pretty much the norm. This isn’t likely to slow down or stop, but we need to pause and think about the consequences.
In a society that has rejected many of the roots that gave meaning to past generations, more and more people are seeking to cultivate the inner life, and to experience a sense of purpose that is deeper than the superficialities of our age.
You start off in a strange place with no memory of how you got there, surrounded by hundreds of people in the same situation. You end up understanding the significance of Christmas. Ready?
It seems we have lost the ability to sit still and do nothing, which is more problematic than you might realise.
How can life possibly have meaning when we’re just an accident of chemistry + physics + who-knows-what? Dawkins gave his answer, and it’s fascinating.
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