REASONED SPIRITUALITY: Exploring spirituality, the meaning of life, the concept of God.

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Home to Reasoned Spirituality ABOUT THE ICON

The icon was created to identify a way of looking at existence. It is not connected directly to any form of religion, but it does incorporate many religious symbols. The circle represents all; this has been used in spirituality throughout history. A circle has no beginning nor end, and is symbolic of all things: electrons circle the nucleus in an atom, the earth circles the sun, our solar system rotates around the center of the galaxy, our galaxy likely circles something on a greater scale that we cannot detect; and so on in an infinite way. The circle is within the symbol for infinity: all is within the infinite. Notice that the circle is divided into four parts; this connects with various religious doctrines.


Sikhs wear a Kara, a bracelet representing responsibility with no beginning and no end. The Hindu Samsara, the wheel of life, and the four Sruti. The Buddhist wheel of life, and the Four Noble Truths. The Taoist T'ai Chi. Aboriginal spirituality holds the circle as sacred, as well as it's four divisions; the identical belief system was also held by the forefathers of the Wiccan religion, in ancient Egypt. Modern Wiccans use the circle in ritual. Ancient man used the circle to represent the sun, provider of all life. Look carefully, you will see the Christian symbol of the fish; and the four Gospels.

This list could go on and on; but the point is, this symbol is generic to all spiritual beliefs, and should not offend anyone. If you would like to have an interesting religious connection added to the list, by all means send me a note ("Comments?" link).


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Part 1:  IntroductionPart 2:  BalancePart 3:  DivisionsPart 4:  Unitypart 5:  Concept of GodPart 6:  Defining GodPart 7:  SexualityPart 8:  Instinctive MoralityPart 9:  Moral Compromise - ReproductionPart 10: Moral Obligation -reproductionPart 11:  DeterminismPart 12: Determining Our DestinyPart 13: Good and EvilPart 14:  Crime and PunishmentPart 15:  Belief - fact and faithPart 16: MaterialismPart 17: AppreciationPart 18: Abstract PerceptionPart 19:  RelationshipsRelationships (conclusion)Part 21:  DeathPart 22:  KnowledgePart 23: Knowledge - geneticsPart 24: Knowledge (conclusion)Part 25: Meaning of LifePart 26: Meaning of Life (continued)Part 27: Meaning of Life (conclusion)

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