Monthly Archives: October 2012

International Religious Freedom Day

Today we celebrate International Religious Freedom Day. Americans often take the freedom of religion for granted as the right to freely worship is guaranteed in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. We forget that nearly five billion people live … Continue reading

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Death and the Immortal Spirit

Rarely is the study of religious philosophy black and white, with our various spiritual differences essentially categorized as many different shades of grey. Religion addresses a plethora of subjects, from the nature of God to subjective morality; many believe their … Continue reading

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Properly defining religion and identifying universal morality

To borrow from the World English Dictionary, religion is defined as “the belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine and the formal expression of such belief”. I agree with this definition … Continue reading

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God and the children of Adam

I have been troubled lately by the marked increase of violence in the world, particularly in the Middle East and Asia. I have never understood how religious political leaders of any faith can justify wholesale torture and homicide in the … Continue reading

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The great deception – revealing the truth about Paganism

The reality of Pagan philosophy and religious practice is radically different from what organized religions have been teaching about us for the past two millennia.  You should also be aware of the outright theft of our dearest traditions and deeply … Continue reading

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On independence, politics and peace

I do not usually post this frequently but it has been suggested in a comment to my previous post, tongue in cheek I believe, that perhaps I stand behind Gary Johnson’s presidential bid. Thank you whittygirl, you gave me a … Continue reading

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Morally pro-life, ethically pro-choice and living between the two

Is it possible to be morally pro-life and yet remain ethically pro-choice? Although I personally consider this to be a rhetorical question I choose to address it here after finding myself caught up in Wintery Knight’s intellectual discussion on the … Continue reading

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