The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats or How Donald Trump Stole My Old Church

by O Society Mar 15, 2019 Do you know who's just come 'round knocking on my door? https://youtu.be/SECVGN4Bsgg   That's right boys and girls, it's the Jehovah's Witnesses! Maybe later I'll tell you how it turned out... For now, we're going to consider what they are doing. Yes, what the hell are these people doing … Continue reading The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats or How Donald Trump Stole My Old Church

The Workism Religion Is Making Americans Miserable

For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver. by Derek Thompson Atlantic Feb 24, 2019 In his 1930 essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour workweek in the 21st century, creating the equivalent of a five-day weekend. … Continue reading The Workism Religion Is Making Americans Miserable

25 Years in Jail for Protecting the Planet?

BY FRIDA BERRIGAN NATION FEBRUARY 19, 2019 Twenty-five years in prison. That is the possible fate of seven Catholic anti-nuclear activists awaiting trial for their action on April 4, 2018, at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia—the largest base of its kind in the world. The Kings Bay 7 chose to act on … Continue reading 25 Years in Jail for Protecting the Planet?

The Countercultural Lessons of Jesus of Nazareth and Francis of Assisi in the 21st Century

by Robert Scheer Scheer Intelligence Feb 15, 2019 The biblical Parable of the Good Samaritan is one that Tom Catena not only knows well, but strives to live by. A devout Catholic and Ivy League-educated doctor, Catena realized early on that he would dedicate his time on earth to helping those in need, though he … Continue reading The Countercultural Lessons of Jesus of Nazareth and Francis of Assisi in the 21st Century

This is why evangelicals love Trump’s Israel policy

Sean Illing  interviews Elizabeth Oldmixon  VOX May 14, 2018 Orthodox Christian pilgrims hold wooden crosses as they take part in the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa on April 18, 2014, in Jerusalem's old city, Israel. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images The US officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Monda when a new American embassy … Continue reading This is why evangelicals love Trump’s Israel policy

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson calls for a moral and spiritual awakening America

https://youtu.be/lXsEfvaT9Fs Jan 31, 2019 CNN Marianne Williamson, best-selling author and Oprah Winfrey's spiritual guru, is the latest Democrat to jump into the 2020 presidential field, who says she's running to bring a "moral and spiritual awakening" for America. transcript follows: BERMAN: The race for 2020 is on. The wide range of potential candidates includes several … Continue reading Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson calls for a moral and spiritual awakening America

Buddhism and self-deception

How can I logically manage to deceive myself? Buddhist thought offers a way out of the philosophical paradox by Katie Javanaud  Aeon Jan 24, 2019 Self-deception seems inescapably paradoxical. For the self to be both the subject and the object of deceit, one and the same individual must devise the deceptive strategy by which they are hoodwinked. … Continue reading Buddhism and self-deception