Welcome to my blog “The Baloney Detective”. The purpose of this blog is to promote the exposure, analysis, and discussion of baloney in philosophical, religious, and political thought.
Until recently, a great deal of the contents of this blog were shaped by my adherence to naturalism. This is no longer the case since I have now embraced Suddha Sanmargam, or the path of true theism, established by the great 19th century Tamil mystic and poet Chidambaram Ramalingam (1823 – 1974). I have now devoted a separate blog to the project of clarification and analysis of Suddha Sanmargam at
“The Baloney Detective” will now focus on “baloney detection” in the context of my new project of exposition, reconstruction, analysis, and defense of Suddha Sanmargam.
What this means for this blog can be made clear by invoking Ramalingam’s thesis that the prevalent fragmented sectarian religious dogmas, the divisive values and practices of the extant religious traditions, false theistic views, false theologies, and false philosophical doctrines or theories, are the main obstacles to the realization of the great truths and ideals of Suddha Sanmargam: unitive experience and knowledge of ultimate reality in the form of ARUTPERUMJOTHI, or the being who is an IMMENSE LIGHT OF COMPASSION, the practice of the ethic of compassion for all sentient beings, the blossoming of a sense of soul-kinship with all sentient beings, vegetarianism, non-killing, the abolition of torture, the abolition of discrimination, division, and conflict based on race, gender, social group, class, nationality, and species membership, the care of the body in order to achieve health and extension of longevity, and the attainment of the “Great Life Without Death”, a form of embodied life free from the afflictions of suffering, aging, and death.
Thus, my central objective now, in this blog, is to expose and examine baloney in all that opposes, undermines, or obstructs the understanding and practice of the cardinal truths and values of Suddha Sanmargam, the Way of True Theism.
Yours in Soul-Kinship,
Thill Raghu, Ph.D.