Tag Archives: Religion

Maxine Phillips :
Do Christians and Muslims worship the
same God?

For non-Muslims to understand diversity among Muslims seems to be a leap too far. By Maxine Phillips | The Rag Blog | January 3, 2016 In December, a tenured political science professor at evangelical Christian Wheaton College was placed on … finish reading Maxine Phillips :
Do Christians and Muslims worship the
same God?

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Sarah Berlin :
Radical justice and ‘Radical Jesus,’ coming to a bookstore near you

‘Radical Jesus’ rediscovers Jesus as a radical leftist thinker and traces changemakers inspired by his teachings. By Sarah Berlin | In These Times | April 2, 2014 A comic book might be the last place you’d expect to find Jesus. … finish reading Sarah Berlin :
Radical justice and ‘Radical Jesus,’ coming to a bookstore near you

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Paul Buhle :
Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’

Whose Radical Jesus? ‘Zealot’ is the story of a literary success. By Paul Buhle | Truthout | February 6, 2014 [Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (2013: Random House); Hardcover; 336 pp; $27.] A … finish reading Paul Buhle :
Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’

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Bill Meacham :
Learning from Zarathustra

Zarathustra is appropriately called the First Prophet. He spoke of themes later to be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: a single universal God, the battle between good and evil, the devil, heaven and hell, and an eventual end to … finish reading Bill Meacham :
Learning from Zarathustra

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Lamar W. Hankins :
The ubiquitous influence of religion in America

Beginning with the push against the Communist menace in the 1950s, which led to the increased use of “In God We Trust” on our coinage , religion has increasingly pushed its way into public policy. By Lamar W. Hankins | … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The ubiquitous influence of religion in America

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BOOKS / Alan Wieder : Paul Buhle’s ‘Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith’

  Paul Buhle’s ‘Radical Jesus’: Comic artists explore the history and social message of Jesus Christ By Alan Wieder | The Rag Blog | December 19, 2013 Paul Buhle, the noted historian, author, graphic novel publisher, and editor of Radical … finish reading BOOKS / Alan Wieder : Paul Buhle’s ‘Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith’

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Jonah Raskin : Lay Monk Tolbert McCarroll on the Pope, the Church, and the Crisis in Catholicism

Brother Toby at Starcross Community. Interview with Brother Toby:Author, heretic, and spiritual pilgrim at Starcross Community “The Catholic Church today is an absolute monarchy and an absolute patriarchy that puts you right back in the Medieval Ages.” — Tolbert McCarroll By … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Lay Monk Tolbert McCarroll on the Pope, the Church, and the Crisis in Catholicism

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Is Religion a Parasitic Meme or a Helpful Adaptation?

Moai at Easter Island. Moai are the living faces of deified ancestors. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Religion:Parasitic meme or helpful adaptation? That humans are religious is indisputable. Like morality, religion in one form or another seems to be a universal aspect … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Is Religion a Parasitic Meme or a Helpful Adaptation?

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Jim Rigby : Religion is No Longer Adequate

The Dalai Lama. Image from Nulla dies sine linea.Dalai Lama:Religion is no longer adequate There is a growing realization that something is being born in between what we call “religion” and what we call “atheism.” By Jim Rigby | The … finish reading Jim Rigby : Religion is No Longer Adequate

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Courts and the Mount Soledad Cross

Church and State: Mount Soledad cross with American flag. Photo from Getty Images / ABC News.Why Christian crosses don’t belongon war and veterans’ memorials Their complaint was that the Christian cross made this a sectarian war memorial with an inherently … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Courts and the Mount Soledad Cross

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel Truth

West Virginia Pentecostal preacher Mark Randall “Mack” Wolford died from a snake bite he received handling snakes in church. Image from Eternal Life Blog.The Gospel truth:Fatal misunderstanding of the Bible ‘And these signs will follow those who believe: in My … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel Truth

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Lamar W. Hankins : Religion and Secularism in the Public Square

Sen. John F. Kennedy speaks attempts to allay fears about his Caltholicism before the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on Sept. 12, 1960. Photo from Houston Chronicle / AP.Religion and secularism in the public square Opposing the promotion of religion and … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Religion and Secularism in the Public Square

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