As a general rule, I try not to get involved in politics, but I don't feel that religions should be exempted from anything -- they should pay taxes, they should have to enroll in health care. As Jesus reminded them, render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. Jesus also said "suffer the little children" (Matthew 19:14) … Continue reading UPDATED: Calling your Congress People on Religious Exemptions
Half a drugs power comes from thinking it will work via NPR Proof that group meditation can change the world via spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco Schools via sfgate.com Scientists finally show thoughts can cause specific molecular changes to your genes via tunedbody.com Can you actually get sick from being cold? via gizmodo This … Continue reading what I’ve been reading: this post will make you happy!
The holiday season can be trying, so in the spirit of keeping the "fun" back in "dysfunctional" I'm sharing a few things which are making my days a little brighter and more merry (other than the pint of gelato in the freezer and bottles of cheer chilling in the garage). Also, this post kicks off … Continue reading keeping the “fun” in “dysFUNctional” this holiday season
A must-read piece from the HuffPost Science Blog God Created Gravity: Why the U.S. Can't Keep Pace With Slovenia (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/god-created-gravity-why-t_b_4387942.html) Somewhat related: 33 jaw-droppingly bad multiple-choice questions from Accelerated Christian Education (http://leavingfundamentalism.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/33-jaw-droppingly-bad-multiple-choice-questions-from-accelerated-christian-education/) Image from the internet somewhere, I think I found it on facebook somewhere.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the New Testament: Christian group air-drops Bibles over North Korea using 40-foot hydrogen balloons Does worship divide or unite? Conservative U.S. Catholics Feel Left Out of the Pope’s Embrace Atheist 'mega-churches' take root across US, world
Megachurch pastor tells his congregation his newly built 16,000-square-foot house is gift from God* German 'Bishop of Bling's multi-million euro mansion to be used to serve needy Scientology's fraud conviction upheld in France Incredible skeletal remains of Catholic saints still dripping in gems and jewellery discovered by 'Indiana Bones' explorer Sort of related, when you … Continue reading what I’ve been reading – money & the church
Pope Francis: Women called to service, not servitude There's Nothing About Abortion in the Bible -- So How Do Right-Wing Christians Justify Their Crusade Against Women? (found via the incredibly thought provoking abortion tag at Defeating the Dragons) "Babies are Cute" And Other Non-Starter Arguments for Forced Childbearing How I Learned I Was Pro-Choice By … Continue reading what I’ve been reading – women