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Of Divine Love, Monism, Monotheism

by Gus diZerega

One of my readers in particular responded in such a long and thoughtful way to my post on monism and monotheism, that I want to devote a lengthy response to it. Other readers also made interesting comments, and I want to address them as well. (I am ignoring the compliments and agreements . . . → Read More: Of Divine Love, Monism, Monotheism

St Patricks Day- Should it be celebrated or not?

To St. Patrick

“We never left. Coiled in silence, wrapped in patience, shrouded in wisdom we spiral-laid ourselves around the hills and tors …waiting

Cloaked in watchfulness – untouched by boastful stride and zealous rage we laughed within our barrow mounds while you, so filled with ignorance and fear, pronounced us dead and driven . . . → Read More: St Patricks Day- Should it be celebrated or not?

“Generation We”

by Deva Green

Evolutionary Astrology incorporates the four natural evolutionary conditions, or states, of the Soul, which further magnifies the diversity of expression that Pluto in the same sign can have in the context of individual application. The four natural evolutionary states of the Soul are the dimly evolved state, the consensus state, the . . . → Read More: “Generation We”

Major Study of Sex Education in Texas Finds an Oxymoron

I have a story over at RH Reality Check about the extraordinary study by the Texas Freedom Network — about how nearly 1,000 Texas school districts do sex ed. Unsurprisingly, most don’t really do it — but the consequences for teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and more are both profound and costly. And of . . . → Read More: Major Study of Sex Education in Texas Finds an Oxymoron

Police station built on sacred site

by LINDSAY MURDOCH

A POLICE station funded under the federal indigenous intervention has been built on a sacred rock site on Elcho Island off northern Australia. Late last year workers at the site dug up ochre rocks, which are used to paint people in traditional ceremonies. They were then dumped at the island’s tip, angering . . . → Read More: Police station built on sacred site

The Investment Delusion

Let’s start with fundamentals: the nature of wealth. Ask ten people on the street today for a definition of wealth, and dollars will get you doughnuts every one of them will tell you that wealth consists of the possession of plenty of money. That’s what nearly everyone thinks, but they’re quite wrong, and it’s . . . → Read More: The Investment Delusion

Palo or Satanism?

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

If you ever needed an example of how journalism can change the religious aspect of a story, look no further than the media outlets currently doing retrospectives on the kidnapping and killing of Mark J. Kilroy twenty years ago. Kilroy was a University of Texas pre-med student on spring break in Mexico. . . . → Read More: Palo or Satanism?

Neanderthal Rights: The morality of resurrecting our closest evolutionary cousin

The ancestral lines of Neanderthals and modern humans split about 800,000 years ago, making them our closest relatives on the hominid family tree. Neanderthals inhabited ice age Europe and parts of the Middle East before going extinct 30,000 years ago. A team of researchers led by geneticist Svante Pääbo at the Max Planck Institute in . . . → Read More: Neanderthal Rights: The morality of resurrecting our closest evolutionary cousin

Psychic business booms as people worry about finances

by John Paul

Dismal economic news has people concerned about jobs, finances, and their future. More and more people so badly want to know what’s in their future, they aren’t waiting for it to happen. They want a heads-up. So for psychics, business these days is booming. For Barbara the Gray Witch, tarot cards are . . . → Read More: Psychic business booms as people worry about finances

Native Americans Need Amendment To Move Smudging Ceremony Back To Illinois

The Smoke Free Illinois Act that became effective January 1, 2008 broadly bans smoking in any building open to and used by the public. Smoking includes not just cigarettes and pipes, but also “carrying … any kind of lighted … weed, herbs, or any other lighted smoking equipment.” The statute has no exemption for religious . . . → Read More: Native Americans Need Amendment To Move Smudging Ceremony Back To Illinois