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The People Who Are So Good They Terrify the Rest of Us

The new book "Strangers Drowning" explores the intense lives of "do-gooders" willing to sacrifice themselves to save people they've never met.<p>Thinking of yourself as a good person is one of the basic luxuries of modern life. If someone has the chutzpah to ask you what makes you "good," you can tell …

6 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

Once you figure this out, a whole lot of other things will start to make sense.<p>To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling everything with ease.<p>But behind closed doors, …

Psychology

Priest 'understands how priests succumb' to paedophilia but brands being gay 'a sickness'

Father Gino Flaim says he can "understand" how priests become embroiled in paedophile relationships in row that overshadows Vatican summit led by Pope Francis<p>An Italian priest has embarrassed the Catholic Church and caused outrage in Italy by saying he understands how priests “succumb” to …

Gay row overshadows opening of landmark Catholic Church synod

With Pope Francis having been dragged into the United States' debate over gay marriage and a high-ranking priest accusing the Vatican on Saturday of "institutionalised homophobia" in his 'coming out' speech, the synod appears as if it has been called solely to address the question of the Church's …

Pope Francis

Oregon College Shooting Sparks Social Media Movement In Support Of Christians

People are changing their profile pictures and tweeting #YesImAChristian in support of Christians killed in the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, even though the shooter's motives remain unclear.<p>The account coming out of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday was chilling: …

Meet the heterosexual couples campaigning to have civil partnerships

<b>Heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have lost their Court of Appeal battle for the right to enter into a civil partnership.</b> <b>The pair wanted to secure legal recognition of their six-year relationship and objected to the "patriarchal baggage" of marriage.</b><p><b>Telegraph Women previously</b> …

What has become of our Bill Murray pope?

'It is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill," Pope Francis, then Cardinal Bergoglio, wrote in 2010 in reference to a bill to introduce same-sex marriage in Argentina, "but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive …

Challenge Your Thinking With These Philosophical Books

Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation …

4 reasons the Christian right’s claims of moral superiority are so absurd

<b>(AP/Timothy D. Easley)</b><p>Evangelicals are constantly bellowing about America’s moral decay. They could stand to take a look in the mirror<p>Valerie Tarico<p>September 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>When Bill O’Reilly recently tried to pin America’s spree of mass shootings …

Religion

Pope's secret meeting with Kim Davis disappoints supporters of same-sex marriage

Pope Francis invigorated the Roman Catholic Church on his U.S. visit last week by focusing his public message on global issues while treading lightly in the culture wars of America.<p>But while he spoke out on climate change, immigration and poverty, his private agenda included a meeting with Kim …

Friendship and Vulnerability

Friendship and Vulnerability<p>We’re sometimes not too sure how we get into good friendships. It seems to happen rather mysteriously: we talk of …

Rigid Gender Roles -- Enemies of the New Intimacy

Living within traditional male and female roles in committed relationships is currently undergoing significant scrutiny. Whether in straight or gay relationships, what was once the established status quo of the male role as dominant and protective, and the female role as supportive and adaptive, is …

An Inside Look with Codeship: Katrina Owen of Exercism.io

Katrina Owen is a developer and creator of Exercism.io, a code exercise, review, and mentorship tool for developers. This week, we had the chance to …

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Stop calling Pope Francis progressive: You might love his pastoral style, but don’t fool yourself on Vatican substance

<b>(giulio napolitano via Shutterstock)</b><p>Americans are all too willing to overlook doctrine on women’s and LGBT issues they wouldn’t excuse in other leaders<p>Anna March<p>September 21, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following hypothetical: I am at a party. My friends approach me and speak in glowing terms …

Pope Francis

Intersex Surgeries Are A Human Rights Violation, Says U.N. Group

But some doctors and bioethicists argue that calling intersex surgeries "torture" could end up doing more harm than good for kids born with ambiguous genitalia.<p>This week the United Nations convened its first meeting to address the issue of human rights violations against people with ambiguous …

Pope Francis Vs. the Bible: A History of the Debate Over Being Childless

In addition to faceless corporations, the pope thinks childless couples are selfish. But that is just one position in a multi-voiced Bible.<p>Pope …

Homophobic people 'more likely to display other undesirable psychological traits'

Levels of aggression, physical hostility and anger can be found at a higher concentration in individuals who express homophobic attitudes, new research by the University of Rome suggests<p>Individuals with homophobic views are more likely to display undesirable psychological traits such as aggression, …

Filmmaker Parvez Sharma on Islam, homosexuality and the new 'A Sinner in Mecca'

Gay Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma crossed several dangerous lines when documenting his 2010 hajj pilgrimage to Mecca on his iPhone for the newly released "A Sinner in Mecca."<p>Though it's discouraged by Saudi law to film inside Mecca's Grand Mosque and other sacred sites where Muslims complete their …

Why is religion privileged over philosophy?

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that, at least in the U.S., and certainly in Canada, the government defers far more to religious beliefs than …

Armed Oath Keepers Vow to Stop Future Kim Davis Arrests

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Read before you speak

I have a suggestion: If you want to complain about curriculum, you need to read the books. Twice in the last week, undergraduates in North Carolina — first at Duke University and then at the University of North Carolina — have objected to assigned books they haven't read.<p>In the initial instance, a …

Take a Wittgenstein class: He explains the problems of translating language, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being …

Higher education’s real censors: What we’re missing in the debate over trigger warnings and “coddled” students

<b>(Kelly vanDellen via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Aggrieved students find books dangerous; neoliberal administrators say they’re useless. I’d take the former any day<p>Corey Robin<p>August 29, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>No one knows the power of literature better than the censor. That’s why he burns books: to fight fire …

Higher Education

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

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Why Learning JavaScript and CSS Won’t Make You the Best Web Designer

Looking at the headline, you might do a double-take and exclaim, “Say what?!?” “Are you kidding?”JavaScript and CSS are two of the foundations of web …

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Lesbian Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Countered Dad's Secrecy By Being Out And Open

Since coming out as a lesbian in 1980 at the age of 19, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel has made it a point to be open about her sexuality. It was a decision she made consciously as a reaction to her father, who was gay and closeted, and who died four months after Bechdel came out.<p>"In many ways my …

Are You Fed Up With Church? 30 Million Say, "Yes!"

Today, sociologist and author, Dr. Josh Packard, released stunning research that could easily shake the church to its foundation. His data, compiled through the Social Research Lab at the University of Northern Colorado, reveal that that there are now 30 million de-churched people in our country. …

This Christian Minister Doesn’t Believe in God — And She’s Not the Only One | VICE News

Just one year after Reverend Gretta Vosper was ordained by the United Church of Canada, taking a vow that God was the "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit," she stopped believing altogether.<p>It was 1994 and Vosper's young daughter Hazel's favorite teacher had just died from a brain tumor. Hazel was …