Category Archives: Religion

Crusaders slaughtering Jews in the First Crusade.

A Brief History of Christian Love

As we await the canonization of Pope John Paul II, we look back at what two millennia of Christian love have wrought. Continue reading

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The Solution to Gay Panic

Tom Gualtieri wonders what to do about Arizona’s “gay panic,” and gets an answer from RuPaul. Continue reading

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Not quite the alien-potato but the Mayan Oreo, image by Flickr user ArtJonak, published under Creative Commons.

Looking Back At The End Of The World

The end of days one year on after Erich Kuersten talked himself into believing the Mayan Calendar and Mitt Romney promised a rapture. Of sorts. Continue reading

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Some Personal Reflections on the Most Recent Zen Teacher Sex Scandal

Sex scandals rock religious communities far beyond Roman Catholic. Bethany Saltman looks at the fallout in Zen communities. Continue reading

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Happy New Apocalypse!

It’s the end of the world as we know it. Again. Continue reading

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Who Will Be The Maccabees?

What can an obscure Hanukkah story teach us about the nature of zeal? Whether you’re talking Superman or Super Mario Bros., insanity and primitiveness can be a evolutionary tool for cultural innovation. Continue reading

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Dazu Wheel of Reincarnation.

Black Hole In My Head: The Science of the Soul

The soul, life after death, out-of-body experiences, reincarnation: modern science proves it’s all bunk…or does it? James Greer investigates some eternal questions. Continue reading

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