December 11, 2014

Martyr Stories, Past and Present

By Amit Majmudar

Some of the most popular stories in medieval Europe were tales of saints and martyrs. Many of the hagiographies were essentially martyr stories as well, seeing as most early Christians were […]

October 19, 2013

Why I am Inherently Evil

By Amit Majmudar

  The idea of karma—the moral effect of your actions, good or bad, following you across births—suggests that even a newborn has some inherent guilt. In this Eastern model of […]

August 25, 2013

The Nature of Authority

By Amit Majmudar

A book describing the afterlife has been on the bestseller lists for some time, a first-person account by a neurosurgeon. It’s one of those books I’ve read reviews of, but […]

December 28, 2012

The Importance of Telling a Good Story

By Amit Majmudar

You would think that with scientific knowledge expanding ever so exponentially, and literalist interpretations of traditional scriptures undermined east and west by it, you would see a great popular surge […]

August 12, 2012

What is Truth?

By Amit Majmudar

Let us conceive of the mind as a weave of two fibers, as we consider muscle a weave of fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscles. The relative composition of a muscle is genetically […]