85 Blogs In Search of Secular Ethics. To reassure you again, the purpose of my blogs is not to sell my books, although nothing would give me greater pleasure than you reading them, but for the books to encourage people to read my blogs. For the most part, my novels reinforce the philosophy outlined in my blogs. On their own, the blogs might sound dry, divorced from reality. In fiction they take shape, they are reinforced with emotions of the protagonists, and thus illustrate that philosophy is not only love of wisdom, but love of life itself. Love of both, Being and Becoming. As stated in previous intros, the blogs deal with the Human Potential. In the past, religions attempted to show us the way towards ethical way of life. Unfortunately, over the years, they used their authority to command rather than persuade and, by using the carrot and the stick, they learned to wield power. As we all know—power corrupts. The threat of nonexistent hell, the holly wars, the idiosyncratic penances imposed on the faithful, all lead to diminution of the intent of the original teaching, which was to evolve human consciousness. We are gods, said the prophets, and we do not need any intermediaries between us and the Universe which chooses express Itself through us. Hence the need for Secular Ethics. Please, feel free to contribute your thoughts.