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The Value of Fundamentalist Roots

I’m really proud of my fundamentalist Christian roots, even as I am currently appalled at what fundamentalist Christians are doing culturally and politically.  I think that one of the things I gained from that tradition was a passion for words, a belief that in words one could find an essential dimension of life, a belief stemming from the teaching that Jesus was “the Word” made manifest.  239 more words

Christianity

Our World

There is a colossal amount still yet to be discovered by humans about our world, its creation and that of mankind, including the intricacies of the various energy systems needed to create and sustain life here which many will find hard to comprehend. 910 more words

God

A Muslim girl fights for her individuality

And we mean fight literally.

A wonderful documentary from Jayisha Patel of Australia’s SBS Dateline, a look at Fareeha, a remarkable young Indian women skilled in a very untraditional martial art struggling to make her way to the national championships. 253 more words

Culture

Some thoughts on the "Hu-brids" ("Human hybrid") scenario:

What would be the point, exactly?

A great question is raised in that skeptic’s guide the paranormal book I’ve been reading recently:

Two animals are defined as being of the same species if… 303 more words

Culture

Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 4, Chapter 5

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Aralyn took some time to get used to her new name and identity. She had been the naive little girl from France for so many years that the truth now was very daunting. 2,666 more words

Fantasy

Don't Brag

1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 673 more words

Religion

The Corruption of Dualistic Thinking

Recently, I have been listening to a lot of Richard Rohr, a Franciscan Monk who resides in New Mexico. One of the things that he talks about is the fact that Non-dualistic thinking is the height of spirituality. 1,257 more words

Christian Spirituality