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Why Spinoza still matters

Steven Nadler writes in Aeon that “At a time of religious zealotry, Spinoza’s fearless defence of intellectual freedom is more timely than ever.” This fundamental liberal value is of course foreign to the regressive left. 150 more words


Generalizations About Religion

Something I see very commonly is people making generalizations about religion. These generalizations rarely, if ever, apply to religion as a whole, and frequently aren’t true for a large fraction of world religions. 1,118 more words


U2's Bono likes this song of mine...

Well okay not really. Bonos’s never heard it. But I really think he’d like my song, “The Diamond,” and here’s why.

A friend just sent me this link to… 1,371 more words

Book Review - Love all of the People by Bill Hicks

Oh my god! You know that I have found some draft book review hanging around on my blog that I never published? Well, either way, I have. 1,677 more words


Holy people. It is I St. Paul coming to bring you the good news that is Jesus Christ. Carry the light of Christ where ever you travel. 67 more words


So foolish was I, and ignorant: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

So foolish was I, and ignorant:
Psalms 73:22

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” – Benjamin Franklin… 521 more words


Anchorites: The Search for Perfection

St. Benedict’s Rules (530 AD) were the first to be widely adopted by monasteries . These governed every aspect of a monk’s life. Intensely religious people, both men and women, wanted a purer religious experience without distractions. 683 more words