The risks of searching for a soul mate

When it comes to finding a soul mate, the risks may outweigh the rewards. There are several dangers associated with looking for a soul mate, and the chances of finding one are slim. First, let’s define what we mean by soul mate. A soul mate is typically thought of as a perfect match – someone …

What foundation is needed for morality?

I have observed and been the subject of many discussions with members of theist religions (that is, those who believe in a god of some sort) about what foundation is needed for morality. Theists typically argue that without belief in a god, there can be no foundation for morality. Those who do not believe in …

Is Hospitality More Important Than Love?

So many songs have been written about ‘love is all we need’, in the name of world peace. But what if we took a different tack? What if, instead of trying to love (or hate) everyone, we simply tried to be hospitable? Hospitality is about making others feel comfortable and cared for. It’s about creating …

The Purpose of Parenting: Encouraging Autonomous Human Beings

Parenting is such a challenge. I know this from experience because my wife and I have raised two daughters and the stories I’ve heard from other parents confirm it. Raising a child is one of the most difficult, complex, and challenging tasks that any human being can engage in. From what I can gather, we …