"When Ellen first left home for college, I tried not to panic that this would bring about the end of regular Sunday Mass attendance."
In the modern world many people rather casually assume, or assert, that the Apostle Paul was a misogynist based upon his teachings concerning the differing roles of men and women in the church and in marriage in the early church.
Water Guns, known as pichkaris, are an important aspect of Holi celebration. Today, there... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]
The village Karnali located near Vadodara in Gujarat is famous for a very ancient temple ... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]
This was originally posted on the Huffington Post By Dr. David Liepert Canadian Muslim Leader, Spokesperson, Author and Educator All right, it might not start until 2016, these things can be awfully hard to predict exactly. However,...Show More Summary
If you've been online in the past hour or two, you've undoubtedly seen this picture: What colors do you see in that dress?I see white and gold. My wife sees black and blue.My wife is clearly wrong. (As are all the other people who seem...Show More Summary
Sex advice from your parents is bad enough.It's even more awkward when it comes from a creepy Christian dad who says things like, "Sex may be fun. But now sex can kill."
Greg Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, was recently invited to join Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s inaugural Interfaith Advisory Task Force. Regardless of how you feel about interfaith work or the need for such a task force in the first place, I'm glad he had a seat at the table. Show More Summary
1. Publicly declaring that I am “straight” counts as ‘too much information.’ I’ve been asking myself what is the real point of coming out as “straight”? Is that really the kind of thing other people are really interested in? Don’t we all have a vast range of sexual impulses and attractions? Does my deeply [...]
"Love Will Steer Me True" shows how a mother and daughter swerve and weave their way into a new understanding of themselves, of their familial relationship, and of their faith....
The first clear photo of Jihadi John, now revealed as Mohammed Emwazi, has emerged on Thursday night, with a British publication allegedly showing Emwazi as a primary school student attending the St Mary Magdalene Church of England School in Maida Vale, West London.
Summary: Morbid, irreverent and funny, but a subtle and compassionate humanism runs throughout. Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, the creator of a popular YouTube series answering questions about the funeral industry, and the founder of...Show More Summary
Amidst the steady drumbeat of grim headlines in the Middle East, the trend I’ve been most concerned by is the strange drawing power of ISIS, also known as Islamic State or Daesh, the brutal extremist group rampaging through Iraq and Syria, capturing cities and committing horrendous acts of violence. ISIS seems to exert an almost [Read More...]
• Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and science writer, has terminal cancer. Here, he writes a beautiful, elegiac, deeply humanist essay about confronting the prospect of death and what he intends to do with the time he has left. • This can’t end well: In response to the increasing threat of ISIS, which is drawing Muslim [Read More...]
Mormon temple ceremonies are usually kept secret from the public, but Newnamenoah has once again obtained footage of one:
For those who don't know, I spend most of the winter months coaching a competitive public speaking team (a.k.a. "Forensics") at a local high school. Now that our season is over, I'll be doing a lot more traveling/speaking myself.Here's where I'm heading over the next few months. If you're in the area, I'd love to see you there!
I was playing the Pastor Steven Anderson game last night where I go to a random timestamp in his latest sermon, watch for a minute, and see if anything interesting pops up.And, of course, I heard him talking about filthy sodomites around the 41:18 mark so I had to pay attention...
“As and when there is a serious decline in Dharm, I come as avatar to set things right”, Shri Krishna. Let there be no doubt, none whatsoever, that God comes as Avatar when the Society is threatened by spate of Adharm (serious irreligious activities). Show More Summary
In recent years, faux monks have become an annoying staple of city life across the USA and beyond. The most aggressive ones grab hold of your arm and try to roll a supercheap bead bracelet onto your wrist. Some press a gold-colored good-luck amulet (made of paper or cardboard) into your hand. Show More Summary
A different kind of heartbreaking violence:Ultra-radical Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a priceless collection of statues and sculptures from the ancient Assyrian era, inflicting what an archaeologist described as...Show More Summary