Instead of assuming that God is present in our conscience, Kant begins with the moral obligation imposed by conscience and moves to the existence of God.
The transcendent reality has frequently been identified as the source of the good – the good in itself and the good in human consciousness.
Is the reason that non-religiously affiliated people have significantly greater anxiety a result of radical incompleteness of being, purpose, and destiny?
The lack of the sacred in nonreligious people causes anxiety about the meaning of reality. This comes from the absence of the transcendent, which we desire.
Do the similarities among world religions indicate a similarity among religious people? And if so, what is that similarity?
Common Elements in Cross-Cultural Religious Expression – Part 3 (II.A: God’s Presence to Our Consciousness)
Human beings from virtually every culture yearn for and seek the sacred, and they express and fulfill that yearning similarly in four general areas.
Myths and rituals have two functions: to give strength through a connection with transcendent reality, and to present a paradigm for action.
Common Elements in Cross-Cultural Religious Expression – Part 1 (II.A: God’s Presence to Our Consciousness)
Every religion identifies places and times when the transcendent breaks into the world. When it does, it makes sacred those places and times.
Modern mathematics and computer analysis show that Godel’s Theorem proves the existence of a “super axiom,” but this super axiom proves the existence of God.
Mircea Eliade was a philosopher and historian of religion who elaborated one of the most comprehensive transcultural theories of the origin of religion.