Blogs

  • Tooth-Level Micromanagement

    You know how some religions try to micromanage your life - like press your head to the ground 45 times a day and eat this not that. You thought a secular lifestyle would liberate you?Today I had to replace my electric toothbrush. The only models available with circular action are designed for…

    By Ruth Anthony-Gardner

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  • The Business of Importing Nuns and Priests

    Most countries import goods from all over the world. We love exotic fruits that are out of season. We drive foreign cars that continually create competition for manufacturers. We wear clothing that was made by people from the other side of the planet. But did you know that nuns and priests are…

    By Teresa Roberts

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  • Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation: Book Review

    Revelations is easily one of the most controversial books in the Bible because of it's phantasmagoric and hallucinatory imagery as well as its catastrophic end of the world scenarios. Elaine Pagels brings together a book that is a literary mess as well as Halloween childishness. Nevertheless, her…

    By Donald R Barbera

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  • Big Bang-A Collision of Universes

    I wonder if the Big Bang was caused by two or more universes colliding and merging together. Just imagine, a sea of universes moving through an eternal space. This could mean that some atoms, subatomic particles, and energy existed prior to the Big Bang, and the collision created a unique…

    By James

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  • The day I ran into a burning Building which was my officebuilding

    My Story Part 2 This series is not told in a chronological order but this is one of my first encounters with concrete danger in Syria during the first months of the war. My bad luck landed me into working in the local TV station in the south of Syria, a TV station that had no political programs…

    By Imaginary Cat Owner

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  • Charlatans and Gullibles

    Charlatans are not a new phenomenon.They've been around ever since humans discovered how easy it is to trick someone else into meeting their needs —  be it giving them money, service or adoration. Although scamming folks is not solely the domain of the religious nor do only the superstitious…

    By Teresa Roberts

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  • Hourglass

    Right now I am above ground, breathing, thinking, and feeling. I'm not sure how much time I have left in this life, none of us do, but I'm likely to live into old age, statistically speaking. I could go on to develop an incurable, deadly disease, or even die in a head collision today by something…

    By James

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  • NOTHING LIKE A GOOD WAR

    For all their sanctimonious talk of pro-life, the Evangelical Right likes nothing better than a good war. When the bombs start…

    By Donald R Barbera

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  • My story Part 1

    I will tell my story to complete strangers because  I have no one else to tell it to:After having a near death experience for the 9th time I decided to stop playing Russian Roulette with my life and leave Syria. I was in Damascus at that time, all my papers were in Daraa, and sadly, the Army had…

    By Imaginary Cat Owner

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  • Only In America?

    If you've never been to Spain and you like to travel, put it on your bucket list.I've been returning to Spain for twelve years, often staying for my 90-day limit on my passport. There are loads of reasons why I fell in love with Spain, but one that I often fail to remember is that  like much of…

    By Teresa Roberts

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