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Open thread: The fetishization of suffering

by Grania

Jerry wrote a post years ago on Mother Teresa that has proved to be the most popular post ever on this website (even more popular than… 405 more words

Open Thread

Continental divide with U.S. widens

We used to think we were becoming more like our American cousins. In 2002 58 per cent of Canadians thought we were; now it’s only 27 per cent… 514 more words

Culture

Materialism and the Church

It is truly not particularly difficult to see that what people have since centuries believed to be a certain religiosity, is, in fact, something quite superficial, and in reality not concerned with the supersensible worlds at all. 161 more words

Anthroposophy

Robert Sapolsky: Religion is a mental illness

I discovered neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky this weekend, and now reader jjh called my attention to this video showing him lecture on religion. In response to Westerners who laugh at shamans and the like, Sapolsky argues that our own society is afflicted with equally stupid stuff, ranging from religion, which he calls “Westernized irrationality”, to New Age crystal fetishes. 241 more words

Religion

CAN THE OCCULT BLOCK YOU FROM YOUR SALVATION?

Immersed in religion and church most of my life, I had NEVER heard the true Gospel, until June 26, 2012, delivered by Pastor Pam Sheppard. After being out of the institutional church for quite some time, I found Pastor Pam online, and was impacted by her interest in wanting me to have the truth, as well as the way she took the time to care about me and offer help for my transition out of religiosity and charismatic witchcraft. 685 more words

Deception

A Plea to Reform Jews

The two subjects that should never be discussed in polite society are religion and politics; but society has not been polite for an awfully long time. 1,366 more words

Prose

YOU ARE THAT.

YOU ARE THAT.

Have you ever noticed that few people are seldom satisfied with their lives.

If they don’t have a loving relationship they want one. 299 more words

America Asleep