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Dungeons & Dragons Is a Lot Like Religion

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.16.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>These days …

Spotlight on Confucianism I: Review of Confucian Role Ethics

‘Confucius say’ is the beginning of many jokes. However, little else from Confucianism has made its way into Western culture. Thus, in this series, I …

Five Tips to Critique Religion Intelligently

Five Tips to Critique Religion Intelligently <b>5 May 2015</b><p><b>Daniel Ansted</b> considers how non-believers can critique religion without causing …

Religion

Spotlight on Atheism and Humanism V: Interview of Greg Epstein

To my knowledge, religious criticism, as a comparison with art criticism, is a project of my own creation (if anyone knows differently please let me …

Current events post II: Laudato Si and Republican Catholic Candidates

Laudato Si: a no-win scenario for Catholic Republican candidates.<p>Laudato Si is the recent Papal encyclical addressing the imminent dangers of climate …

Pope Francis computer game released ahead of Paraguay visit

An online video game features the Pope driving through the streets of Asuncion<p>An online computer game has been created to celebrate Pope Francis’s …

Pope Francis

Current events post I: Review of Laudato Si

Unification of Morality, Theology, and Science in Laudato Si<p>Papal encyclicals, like Laudato Si, are part of the social teaching of the Catholic …

Spotlight on Atheism and Humanism III: Sunday Assembly Boston

Atheism is likely a logical result of Western reactions to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In the West, humanism has had similar origins. In …

Spotlight on Humanism and Atheism II: Religion for Atheists book review

In my absence from this blog, I have been reading Alain de Botton’s <i>Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion</i>, the topic …

How Christians Think They Can Convert Atheists… According to WikiHow

By Bo Gardiner<p>This is a guest post by <b>Bo Gardiner</b>, the pen name of a Virginia-based environmental professional, naturalist (in both senses of the …

Pokemon Philosophy

Bertrand Russell using set theory on himself is a reference to Russell's Paradox, which he discovered, and destroyed much of his own work in set …

Hegel

What Millennials Want When They Visit Church

Like it or not—and there are plenty of reasons not to—consumer culture shapes what people expect of church and how some churches approach …

Teens

Spotlight on Evangelical Christianity V: An interview with Walter Kim, Associate Pastor at Park Street Church

Walter Kim is the associate pastor of Park Street Church, a historical evangelical church in the epicenter of downtown Boston. The church has over …

Can the Satanic Temple Save America?

America’s new Satanists are less about animal sacrifice and more into ‘Paradise Lost’—and they may be our best hope for saving religious …

Spotlight on Evangelical Christianity IV: My visit to Park Street Church

Not all evangelical churches include ecstatic worship like Jubilee, nor are all evangelical churches anti-intellectual. Park Street Church was …

Yes, There Are Christian Terrorists

The anti-Muslim militias in the Central African Republic may not get the same attention as ISIS, but let’s not forget that people are still doing …

How Christian Missionaries Using Every Single Hindu Component To Convert Hindus to Christianity

<i>CHRISTIANIZING HINDUISM<br>HOW CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES USING EVERY SINGLE HINDU COMPONENT TO CONVERT HINDUS TO CHRISTIANITY<br>READ CHRIST LIVED IN INDIA &</i> …

Christie's vaccine statements aside, N.J. already allows parents to refuse on religious grounds

Jayden Mercado, 4, sits in his mother Yariluz Ocasio’s lap while he gets an influenza vaccine at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston in this file …

Public Health

Iran launches Holocaust cartoon competition in response to Charlie Hebdo

When the editors of French magazine Charlie Hebdo were planning their response to a murderous attack on their team, the format was inevitable.<p>They choose a typically tongue-in-cheek cartoon combining a message of reconciliation with a refusal to back down, depicting the prophet Mohammed holding a …

Sample Immersion Journeys

• Abrahamic Faiths Plunge<br>• Eastern Religions for Christians<br>• Five Colors of Judaism<br>• Business and Religion Dialogues<br>• Social Justice Across Faiths<br>• World …

New Religion and Science Study Reveal 'Post-Secular' Rejection Of Evolution

(RNS) Meet the “Post-Seculars” — the one in five Americans who no one seems to have noticed before in endless rounds of debates pitting science vs. religion.<p>They’re more strongly religious than most “Traditionals” (43 percent of Americans) and more scientifically knowledgeable than “Moderns” (36 …

‘Blasphemous’ artwork removed from Paris exhibition

Artwork showing women’s shoes on Muslim prayer mats is removed from exhibition after warnings of possible violence<p>An artwork depicting high-heeled shoes on Islamic prayer mats has been removed from an exhibition after a Muslim group warned of possible violence in the wake of the Paris attacks.<p>The …

Mark Of The Beast Lawsuit Wins $150k, Man Claims Biometric Scanners Related To Bible’s Antichrist In Revelation

The “mark of the beast” lawsuit against Consol Energy/Consolidation Coal Company’s mining in West Virginia resulted in a Christian man being rewarded …

Mining

Spotlight on Evangelical Christianity I: Review of The Reason for God

<i></i> <i></i>The New York Times best seller <i>The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism</i> by Timothy Keller was given to me as a gift by the leadership of …

Spotlight on Tibetan Buddhism V: The Critics and Alternatives

First to my friends and readers, I apologize for the delay in this post I have been sick for about two weeks. I hope to publish more regularly in the …

Emergency Post: A Religion Critic's response to Ferguson

Normally I spend days on the editing process on one of my posts alone. But this will not be nearly as heavily edited. Because of its importance, I …

After Satanists Plan to Give Away Coloring Books, School Board May Change Rules to Block Them

By Hemant Mehta<p>In January of 2013, World Changers of Florida, Inc. held Bible distributions at a number of public high schools in Orange County, …

Free High PR Social Bookmarking Sites List 2018 [New]

<b>Free High PR Social bookmarking</b> <b>Sites</b> are powerful resources in promoting a website, creating quick backlinks, and get more traffic to your site. …