Sermons on Philosophy
This sermon explores the complex relationship between AI and humanity, contemplating the ethical, creative, and consciousness aspects of AI through the lens of Unitarian Universalism’s seven principles.
When we look beyond the surface of the science fiction genre, we begin to see elements of philosophy. A great deal of sci-fi deals with human nature, where it has taken us, and where it could take us. Let’s go beyond spaceships and time travel and see what science fiction can teach us.
It is that time of year when the dark seems to be pushing in on us from both sides. Do you notice it lingering in the morning, and descending earlier in the eve? On the Thursday it will be the time of year for the crossing over. On the autumn equinox the hours of light equals the hours of night. We will be in the season which has more darkness than light, And we are once more reminded of our…
You may have been given a map, but you will, nonetheless, choose your own path. And no path chosen comes with a guarantee. Failure is only a truth you discover after you make your choice.
Our Unitarian Universalist 4th Principle calls for a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning”, but actually sitting down and contemplating our beliefs is not something many of us do on a regular basis. This morning we’ll be discussing the importance of theology (the study of religious truth, not just “God”) on our lives and on the future of humanity.
Stories are part of everyone’s life, whether we want them to be or not. I believe they’re more than just for entertainment, though. I believe they’re the most important thing in the universe.
Introduction A lot is made of what it means to be at midlife, and about the so-called “midlife crisis.” What if we looked at such “crises” as opportunities? Let’s explore what meaning can be found in this life stage. Sermon In five days, I’ll be 45 years old. According to my friend Google, that is the beginning of midlife. The average lifespan of people in the U.S. is approximately 78.5 years. The math bugged me until recently (recently being two…
Many people believe in the idea of reincarnation. What wisdom can that philosophy teach us while we slow down and remember to only live one life at a time?
How can truth be found through diversity, discourse, and debate?
How do we decide what is correct and good? Let’s explore what happens when we choose differently.
How are we called to regard our ideological enemies?
In an age of call-out culture, well meant apologies can sometimes do more harm than good. How can we mend bridges instead of burn them?