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"How many of Cone's books have you read?" Ever since Jeremiah Wright posed that question to Sean Hannity eight years ago, I've been meaning to write a diary on James Cone, the premier figure of ...
by dirkster42
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 01:36 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
I've spent the weekend feeling fairly depressed, much of which I think is a reaction to recent news about how imminent a real global warming catastrophe is, about the fact that for Brazil, it's ...
by dirkster42
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 12:09 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
In a previous post, " Another Look at Religion " I discussed my view of religion as mythology, something that belongs in the same category as art, music, theater, poetry and literature, the purpose ...
by metalnun
Comment Count 180 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2015 at 02:54 AM PST with 36 Recommends
Reflections on Frank Schaeffer’s “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God - How to give love, create beauty and find peace.” I wanted to write a formal “review” of this book, but ...
by metalnun
Comment Count 186 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 10:56 PM PST with 57 Recommends
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 36 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 01:06 PM PST with 12 Recommends
First of all, thanks A&E for unleashing these guys on us. No, really thank you. I mean it. They're like a right wing Kardashian clan. I needed that in my life. I really, really really did. Now ...
by gravlax
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 02:26 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
I'm confused about how to interpret my thoughts concerning the following idea: "If we could definitively confirm that an afterlife is untrue. How would this change our current and future ...
by CinncyDem
Comment Count 38 comments on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 10:38 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. ____________ The descriptions and depictions of the Second Coming have long frustrated many ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon May 12, 2014 at 08:03 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Established in 2003 by the American Humanist Association and the Washington Area Secular Humanists , the National Day of Reason was established to counter and coincide with the ...
by jodylanec
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 03:11 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
This is the seventeenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my ...
by Robert Fuller
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 04:48 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
The organizer of a group of skeptics in my home town of San Diego challenges members of the group each year to document in an autobiographical sketch the path that each followed to become a ...
by corwinabell
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 02:33 PM PST with 0 Recommends
This is a somewhat homeless essay. I am writing it on a morning when someone turned the crank on the world wrong, after a night when I made two important discoveries: First, I discovered that the ...
by The Geogre
Comment Count 36 comments on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 10:31 AM PST with 13 Recommends
If you have ever wondered what evangelical pastors think about Medicaid, this article from CNN will enlighten you? http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/08/the-obamacare-question-pastors-shun/. I ...
by ByersAware
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 01:07 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Freshman Hawai'i State House member, Kaniela Ing, after sitting through an exhausting 5000+ public testimonies spanning five days spoke out in favor of Marriage Equality and voted Aye on SB1 which ...
by Karen from Maui
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 11:48 AM PST with 25 Recommends
One of the books that changed my life is, Conversations with God - Book 2 by Neale Donald Walsch. He started his series in 1992 by writing an angry letter to God. After finishing his letter, ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Assumptions can be dangerous to people who are habitually marginalized. One of the big assumptions that people make about the concept of "transgender" is that transgender is a subset of homosexual.
by rserven
Comment Count 44 comments on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 04:00 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
There are three doctrinal issues that should trouble even the most fervent Christian. In the following discussion, I do not claim any special qualifications or insight except for that of a sentient ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
There is no way to be rational with people who refuse to abort fetuses that kill the mother (Ireland), people who refuse abortions to 11 year old incest victims (Brazil), people who let women be ...
by arendt
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 07:22 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Like many people (including this very popular diary and discussion ), I first read Francis' statement on atheism and "doing good" to be a clear, explicit, statement that Atheists who do good _will_ ...
by Lollardfish
Comment Count 257 comments on Fri May 24, 2013 at 07:50 AM PDT with 215 Recommends
This week's Torah portion is Parshat Beha'alotcha, chapters 8 to 12 of Sefer Bamidbar, usually called in English the Book of Numbers. In it the direction of the fortunes of the generation of the ...
by charliehall2
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu May 23, 2013 at 09:40 PM PDT with 12 Recommends