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Archive for the ‘Religion Goes Scary’ Category

May
2011
2
Killing Osama: Our joy reflects how afraid we really were

Killing Osama: Our joy reflects how afraid we really were

As much of the world celebrates the killing of Osama Bin Laden, we need to ask ourselves what effect this will really have on the reality of terrorism. BY DAVID RICKEY — Yes, Bin Laden was a very evil individual who masterminded much and mentored many. However, his death will stop neither the consciousness that ...
Mar
2011
17
Religion’s overactive testosterone

Religion’s overactive testosterone

How religion came to be about who has the biggest kahunas BY DAVID RICKEY – We’ve always gotten it wrong. The “religio” in religion means “to connect.” That’s what religion has always meant, but we’re connecting to the wrong things. Early humans first came up with religion as a way of trying to understand the ...
Feb
2010
27
Sara Miles' radical conversion to a radical faith

Sara Miles’ radical conversion to a radical faith

Sara Miles’ conversion to Christianity not only opened her eyes to Christ, but opened the eyes of now fellow Christians Sara Miles never expected to convert to a religion and worship a God she didn’t believe existed.  Strange as it may sound, but that’s conversion. Former atheist editor of Mother Jones magazine, Miles found...
Jan
2010
18
Spiritual Surf: Haiti, a spiritual Rorschach

Spiritual Surf: Haiti, a spiritual Rorschach

Voodoo shamanism turns to self-blame; Pat Robertson into the mix; Ditto, Danny Glover and Catholicism Haiti’s voodoo turns against itself and into spiritual self-retribution Haiti’s devastating earthquake has left thousands dead, injured and homeless, causing a psychic after-shock about suffering, poverty, international relations,...
Oct
2009
8
Celebrating Halloween, every witch way but true

Celebrating Halloween, every witch way but true

It might be about kinky costumes or eye candy for you. For me, it’s a sacred celebration that ”tricks” sweet little kids into “treating” all witches as ”wicked” stereotypes. DANNY KENNY — Ah, to be an Irish Pagan at Halloween and witness apparently sane, God fearing people,...
Nov
2008
19
Why Prop 8 is a spiritual issue

Why Prop 8 is a spiritual issue

California’s anti-gay measure is a case study in what dictates change: Consciousness. Not politics BY CYNDI INGLE — Why does mainstream media, and a mass-market audience, get off on public displays of homo-erotic affection — in particular, “girl on girl” action? Madonna slipping Britney some tongue; Ellen marrying her...
Aug
2007
28

Spiritual Surf: Michael Vick worse than the Taliban

Dogfighting quarterback: “In My Defense, I’ve Found God” Multimillionaire NFL quarterback Michael Vick goes on record for staging dog fights. If you listen to the first three minutes of that clip, it sounds like an apology. Then, Vick finds God: “In this situation I found Jesus and asked him for forgiveness, and just turned...
Aug
2007
15

Church Parking: When good people do bad things

23-year-old Thomas Kyle Nursey parked his Ford F-150 pickup truck inside a Catholic church Tuesday morning, according to news reports. The Floridian decided he wanted to go to church at 3 A.M. and drove his truck straight through the front doors to display his anger at God. Police booked him...
Aug
2007
14

My Hunting Bible

A camouflaged bible may be hard for deer to see, but this product’s path to profitability certainly isn’t. The $50 publication is sold by Christian Outdoorsman, a site that caters to Bible-thumping hunters. A big market, apparently. A survey of licensed hunters and anglers last year commissioned by the U.S. National Wildlife...
May
2007
9

Spiritual Surf: Sex, abnormal sex, the science of sex, teasing andvirginity and teasing

A Hindu guru’s genital oiling scandal; Seduction Labs; Lauren Taylor is the daughter Sarah Palin wishes she had; What is ‘acousticophilia’? Do Hindu religious leaders approve of genital oiling? I never thought to ask, but it’s on the mind of the folks at BarryPittard. The author is calling for an investigation into Sathya...