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The War of Zion

Only a few days after the end of hostilities in Gaza, the Zionist-controlled Israeli government  boldly claims another 1000 acres of land in the West Bank.  In other words, they are taking land that belonged to Palestinian families for generations and telling them to get out so they can build “Jewish” settlements for any Jew […]

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Religion Social/Culture

Praise for Prayer

This may sound weird coming from someone who isn’t necessarily sold on the “God” concept, but I have nevertheless found a purpose to prayer. I was in the hospital the other day visiting my mother who is recovering from a knee replacement and I heard what I thought was the beginning of an announcement on […]

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Politics Religion Social/Culture

Intelligent Design in Schools?

So now Bush is pushing schools to teach Intelligent Design, another battle in the Christian fundamentalist campaign to bring America back to church. I say this because I think if the evolution vs. creationism debate was isolated from the rest of the religious-political crusade there would be far less heat. The way creationists ignore the […]

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Religion Social/Culture

Religion vs Enlightenment

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything… I’ve been kind of busy working on a very absorbing project. But I thought I’d share my response to someone who recently sent me an article about the role of religion in our society. The article points out that religion stands in the way of progress. My […]

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Politics Religion Social/Culture

Schiavo and the System

The emotional case of Terri Schiavo it seems, has come to symbolize one of the biggest problems in the American social system. The question that asks… How does our “system” handle moral questions around which citizens are in strong disagreement? It seems that some moral questions are too powerful to be contained within the democratic […]

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Religion Social/Culture

Science and Miracles

Irony is the effort people spend trying to discredit the theory of evolution by “scientifically proving” it’s impossibility, thereby clearing the way for their own “truth” which they basically explain as a miracle…