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Muslims stood up repeatedly for Jews in 2019

Muslims stood up repeatedly for Jews in 2019


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Religion & Ethics  •  24 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

Ram Dass, Spiritual Teacher And Psychedelics Pioneer, Dies At 88

Ram Dass, Spiritual Teacher And Psychedelics Pioneer, Dies At 88


Via: john-russell  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  one month ago

The spiritual leader and author Ram Dass has died at the age of 88. He was an icon of the psychedelic drug movement of the '60s and '70s, as well as a champion of a mindful philosophy....
Christianity Today editorial board calls for Trump to be removed from office

Christianity Today editorial board calls for Trump to be removed from office


Via: pat-wilson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  27 Comments  •  one month ago

Some evangelicals have finally seen the light.
What Was God's Plan For 43 Poor People Who Died In Factory Fire In India ?

What Was God's Plan For 43 Poor People Who Died In Factory Fire In India ?


By: john-russell  •  Religion & Ethics  •  327 Comments  •  one month ago

43 people died when fire broke out in a crowded paper products factory in Delhi, India.  Most of the 43 were sleeping laborers. The blaze erupted at 5:30 a.m.  According to the New York Times...
For Trump Spiritual Adviser Paula White, Judaism’s Holiest Day Is Another Reason to Give Her Money

For Trump Spiritual Adviser Paula White, Judaism’s Holiest Day Is Another Reason to Give Her Money


Via: john-russell  •  Religion & Ethics  •  21 Comments  •  2 months ago

For Trump Spiritual Adviser Paula White, Judaism’s Holiest Day Is Another Reason to Give Her Money By  Peter Montgomery   |   October 8, 2019 1:39 pm Paula White prays at rally launching...
ALMOST 6 O'CLOCK

ALMOST 6 O'CLOCK


By: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Religion & Ethics  •  5 Comments  •  3 months ago

ALMOST 6 O'CLOCK Six minutes to six, said the clock over the information booth in New York's Grand Central Station.  The tall young Army officer lifted his sunburned face and narrowed his eyes to...
BARI WEISS' REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-ANTISEMITISM ACTION PLAN

BARI WEISS' REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-ANTISEMITISM ACTION PLAN


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Religion & Ethics  •  7 Comments  •  4 months ago

BARI WEISS' REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-ANTISEMITISM ACTION PLAN Book Review: How to Fight antisemitism BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST, OCTOBER 4, 2019  APPLE CEO Tim Cook speaks...
Inspirational quotes (From the book  "Illusions: The Adventure of a Reluctant Messiah"

Inspirational quotes (From the book "Illusions: The Adventure of a Reluctant Messiah"


Via: krishna  •  Religion & Ethics  •  7 Comments  •  4 months ago

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to...
Harriet Boyd Hawes, Marija Gimbutas, and the Religion of Ancient Crete by Carol P. Christ

Harriet Boyd Hawes, Marija Gimbutas, and the Religion of Ancient Crete by Carol P. Christ


Via: loretta-mashkawidee-kemsley  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  4 months ago

Marija Gimbutas argues that Europe was created through a clash of cultures. Old Europe c. 6500-3500 BCE was agricultural, settled, peaceful, egalitarian, matrifocal, matrilineal and probably...
Ram Dass is ready to die.

Ram Dass is ready to die.


Via: john-russell  •  Religion & Ethics  •  2 Comments  •  5 months ago

For more than 50 years, Ram Dass has watched as other nontraditional spiritual leaders have come and gone while he has remained. He has been active since the early 1960s, back when he was still...
EX-MUSLIM TO ‘POST’: TRYING TO TEACH ‘NAIVE WEST’ ABOUT TRUE NATURE OF ISLAM

EX-MUSLIM TO ‘POST’: TRYING TO TEACH ‘NAIVE WEST’ ABOUT TRUE NATURE OF ISLAM


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Religion & Ethics  •  18 Comments  •  5 months ago

EX-MUSLIM TO ‘POST’: TRYING TO TEACH ‘NAIVE WEST’ ABOUT TRUE NATURE OF ISLAM “In Muslim communities, the word for Jew is not only used as a pejorative, it is used as a curse word. It is a...
Over 7,000 Pastors Admit They Don’t Follow Jesus

Over 7,000 Pastors Admit They Don’t Follow Jesus


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  154 Comments  •  6 months ago

One of the most troubling statements they all agreed to was this: “We emphatically deny that lectures on social issues (or activism aimed at reshaping the wider culture) are as vital to...
'All Of You On The Good Earth' — The Timeless Message Of Apollo 8

'All Of You On The Good Earth' — The Timeless Message Of Apollo 8


Via: adf-frc-cwa-fair-cis-lc-fan-1  •  Religion & Ethics  •  3 Comments  •  6 months ago

Miracles: When it comes to Christmas miracles, few can match Apollo 8, which was in orbit around the moon 50 years ago today. It still ranks as the most impossibly ambitious and borderline...
American Nationalism: What are We Supposed to be Proud of?

American Nationalism: What are We Supposed to be Proud of?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  18 Comments  •  6 months ago

When my son was in preschool , he learned to memorize the pledge of allegiance before he even learned to write his name. That pretty much sums up this country’s priorities – the constant...
On Memes and Mermaids: How to Tell If You’re a Good* White Racist (And What Jesus Might Want You To Do About It)

On Memes and Mermaids: How to Tell If You’re a Good* White Racist (And What Jesus Might Want You To Do About It)


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  11 Comments  •  6 months ago

It’s been a minute since I posted here, because I’ve been deep into writing a book all about how good people can also be crazy racist ( Good* White Racist is due out in the spring of 2020)....
Why Do You Not Do What I Say?

Why Do You Not Do What I Say?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  6 months ago

In Luke’s gospel Jesus asks the question, “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will...
‘So heavenly minded you’re no earthly good’

‘So heavenly minded you’re no earthly good’


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  12 Comments  •  6 months ago

News item: White evangelicals most likely to deny responsibility to accept refugees . Partisanship and ideology are major factors in opinion about whether the U.S. has a responsibility to...
Why Christians must support religious freedom for everyone

Why Christians must support religious freedom for everyone


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  126 Comments  •  7 months ago

(RNS) — The fundamental human right of religious freedom is under attack around the globe today like never before. While this disturbing trend should concern everyone, it should be particularly...
Draining the rainbow swamp

Draining the rainbow swamp


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  128 Comments  •  7 months ago

Have you had your fill of "pride" yet? Corporations, government agencies, online sites, schools. AT&T, Walmart, Kellogg's, Nationwide, Ikea. I was already on rainbow overload when I opened...
The Value of Helping Friends With What Matters to Them

The Value of Helping Friends With What Matters to Them


By: enoch  •  Religion & Ethics  •  34 Comments  •  7 months ago

A local Orthodox Christian Church had its annual ethnic festival this weekend past. The Congregation's Pastor knows his Scripture and devotional literature in its original languages. His...
Ex-Atheist Dr. Sarah Salviander Destroys Atheism with One Tweet

Ex-Atheist Dr. Sarah Salviander Destroys Atheism with One Tweet


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  404 Comments  •  7 months ago

If you're unfamiliar with Dr. Sarah Salviander , I encourage you to make her acquaintance. She's a Christian apologist, takes the Genesis creation account literally (although she's not a young...
Winnable war: Supremes uphold cross

Winnable war: Supremes uphold cross


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  31 Comments  •  7 months ago

The Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of the Bladensburg Peace Cross. Good for them. It is simply impossible for this cross to violate the Constitution in any...
A Pro-Life Case For Elizabeth Warren

A Pro-Life Case For Elizabeth Warren


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  7 months ago

I once posed the following hypothetical to a friend who has long been involved in the pro-life movement. It’s election time. Candidate A is formally pro-life. He promises to take measures to...
The gas is gone and now we’re fumin’

The gas is gone and now we’re fumin’


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  7 months ago

A few recent items coming through the RSS feed seem connected. Let’s see if we can follow that thread. We’ll start with this piece from Chris Ladd, “ Pastors, Not Politicians, Turned Dixie...
In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region

In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  3 Comments  •  7 months ago

The recommendation , contained in a working document prepared by the Vatican for a synod of bishops from the Amazon scheduled for October, also called for some kind of “official ministry” for...
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