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  • December 16, 2013Finding God: Religious Icons and Imagery

    Finding God: Religious Icons and Imagery

    This segment was borrowed from the post Where is God? Finding God in Our Daily Lives: God is often evident in art, architecture and fashion via the use of various religious icons and images. Fashion..

  • December 2, 2013New Religions: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    New Religions: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    We have written about our friends at The Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster, and the fact that “pastafarians” help keep our country religiously free. While some consider this..

  • November 30, 2013New Religions: Who Invents Religions and Why Should We Care?

    New Religions: Who Invents Religions and Why Should We Care?

    We have written about our friends at The Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster, and the fact that “pastafarians” help keep our country religiously free. While some consider this..

  • November 26, 2013Who Was Jesus? A Future Jewish Superhero Rock Star?

    Who Was Jesus? A Future Jewish Superhero Rock Star?

    Many of our readers know that I write quite a bit about Jewish and Christian things: how they differ and how they converge in modern times. My book, Crisis of Faith, goes a long way toward showing..

    Where is Religion Today? Politics, Science and Pop Culture

    Perspectives on World Religion

    Do Unto Others: Religions and the Broad and Golden Rule

    Do Unto Others: Religions and the Broad and Golden Rule

    The Golden Rule exists in many religions. Some have the positive form “Do unto others as you would want others to do to you,” and some..

    November 16, 2013
    Religion and Happiness Study: Which Religious People are Happiest?

    Religion and Happiness Study: Which Religious People are Happiest?

    An examination of religion and mood Some research suggests that religious people are happier and less stressed than non-religious people. ..

    November 15, 2013

    Progress Planet Thought Leaders

    Eliza Wood Interview: About Her Book, ‘Crisis of Faith’

    Eliza Wood Interview: About Her Book, ‘Crisis of Faith’

    An interview with the founder of Progress Planet, Eliza Wood, about her latest book, Crisis of Faith: Progress Planet: Why did you write..

    April 14, 2013
    The Monk and The Motorcycle

    The Monk and The Motorcycle

    / By Cheryl Petersen Driving slower than the speed limit through the Village of Delhi (Pop. 3087) in upstate New York, I could see ahead,..

    February 3, 2013

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