Rationalist Spirituality

Rationalist Spirituality : An Exploration of the Meaning of Life and Existence Informed by Logic and Science

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Why does the universe exist and what are you supposed to do in it? This question has been addressed by religions since time immemorial, but popular answers often fail to account for obvious aspects of reality. Indeed, if God knows everything, why do we need to learn through pain and suffering? If God is omnipotent, why are we needed to do good? If the universe is fundamentally good, why are wars, crime, and injustice all around us? In modern society, orthodox science takes the rational high-ground and tackles these contradictions by denying the very need for, and the existence of, meaning. Indeed, many of us implicitly accept the notion that rationality somehow contradicts spirituality. That is a modern human tragedy, not only for its insidiousness, but for the fact that it is simply not true. In this book, the author constructs a coherent and logical argument for the meaning of existence, informed by science itself. A framework is laid out wherein all aspects of human existence have a logical, coherent reason and role, including the ones often perceived as negative.
The powerful logic of this framework inescapably leads to insightful and inspiring guidelines for living a purposeful and meaningful life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 125 pages
  • 145 x 219 x 8mm | 154g
  • O Books
  • New Alresford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1846944074
  • 9781846944079
  • 63,750

About Bernardo Kastrup

Dr Bernardo Kastrup has been a scientist in some of the world's foremost scientific laboratories. A successful entrepreneur he is currently an executive in an influential technology company.
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