In Buddhism, our familiar human mind is trying to penetrate through itself hopefully to reach its very essence which alone is real and non-contradictory. Facing itself, the human mind has to pass through its self-produced constructions, its conceiving, thinking, imagining,...
There is an appalling disparity between what humans are capable of and what they've actually accomplished. Under the rubric of religion the disparity has been significant with no apparent change on the horizon. Most human beings simply do not have...
Sraddhâ (P., saddhâ) in Buddhism is not to be confused with blind faith. Related to this, absolute a priori faith is not required of the Buddha's followers. In other words Buddhism does not prohibit criticism and judgment. Buddhist faith is...
Readers of NLM will definitely want to have a look at the latest of the Position Papers commissioned by the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce. The new Positio -- number 17 in this already classic series -- is entitled " The Reception...Show More Summary
David James Tibbetts blasphemes more in two minutes than most atheists do all day. He does it pretty damn well, too:
(CNN) The son of a Florida megachurch pastor who is close to President Obama died on Tuesday, according to a statement from the church. Isaac Hunter died on Tuesday, according to Northland Church. Hunter is the son of Joel Hunter, an evangelical who has been a spiritual adviser to Obama since his 2008 presidential campaign […]
An ancient manuscript with mantras on how to use weapons mentioned in the Mahabharata was found in the collection of...
Rachel McBride LindseyIn lieu of the rigorous original research and incisive commentary that readers of this blog have come to expect, please excuse this shameless promotion of two fellowships at the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics for academic year 2014-2015. Show More Summary
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For 42 years, there was a Nativity scene placed in a local park in Bellevue, Kentucky. But in order to prevent any potential church/state separation lawsuits, the display was moved to St. John United Church of Christ. Which is exactly...Show More Summary
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni did a facepalm when he saw Senator Mark Pryor's preening I-love-the-Bible commercial, and was inspired to write in opposition: “So help me God.” “Under God.” “In God We Trust.” Perhaps we’re meant...Show More Summary
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According to newly-released census results, New Zealand is becoming even more non-religious that anyone thought: Overall, the Census figures continue a trend for people turning away from religion, with all major churches shedding followers. The...Show More Summary
CitizenLink helps men and women live out biblical citizenship by providing resources that help educate, activate and motivate. One of those resources is the quarterly Connection newsletter, which provides current updates on national and state activities that CitizenLink is involved in. Show More Summary
Perhaps she was upset she wasn't included in the shot, or maybe she thought taking a self-portrait during a tribute to an iconic world leader in his home country was tasteless. Whatever the case, Michelle Obama's notably tight jaw and...Show More Summary
Three Montana high schools refused to cave over threats from secular groups claiming students are not allowed to participate in a community Christmas festival at a church. The ACLU and the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) demanded...Show More Summary
'Research continues moving toward life-affirming stem-cell research.'
State board addresses concerns.
And it isn't plagarism. T he Twittersphere lit up this past week with the revelation that Mark Driscoll's new book includes passages that bear a striking resemblance (though not quite word-for-word equivalence) to material from the book that is cited as their source. Show More Summary
An imperfect leader, Mandela pursued justice in a god-fearing way that should inspire us. Editor's note: Michael Oh, executive director of the Lausanne Movement, was a member of the official delegation of Christian leaders at today's...Show More Summary