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In Spiritus Sanctum

To the Native Americans, breath and spirit were one and the same. A baby wasn’t instilled with a soul until he took his first breath. In Latin “spiritus” can mean either breath or soul. Dying, “expiration,” means both that final breath and the departure of the soul. Photo CreditsPodSource: FlickrAuthor: Raymond Larose  Related What Kind […]

Epiphanies

Cthulhu: Genetic risk and stressful early infancy join to increase risk for schizophrenia Me: Dr. Fuller Torrey says schizophrenia caused by cat shit. Pfffft! Cthulhu: Ah, the Toxoplasmosis link? Yeah, I’m a little wary about that myself. I’d have to see more data on that published than has been. Me: Empirical data shows that sometimes […]

Twitter: As for physics…

void57 As for physics, what does reality look like when one doesn’t know the first thing about math or classical mechanics? Oh, right, God. [Source]  Related Taxpayers foot the bill for the uninsured void57 #thisweek Doctors and hospitals shouldn’t get a tax writeoff… “middle income” vs. “the middle class” void57 Romney says “middle income,” $200K-250K. […]

Marriage is Unconstitutional

“Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.” – George W Bush sanc·ti·ty/ˈsaNG(k)titē/ Noun: 1.The state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly. sa·cred/ˈsākrid/ Adjective: 1.Connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration: “sacred rites”. 2.Religious rather than secular.   “Congress shall make no law respecting […]

The God Realized Chair

I attended a reiki share at a church in a nearby town. The fellow who ran it, I’ll call him “Paul,” told a story about a religious leader who visited from India. This leader sat in one of the chairs in the church, and Paul always told the story. To a reiki practitioner, the chair […]

Self-Righteousness

Self-Righteousness stems from mental illness, from boundary issues. If you don’t own it, stop trying to control it.  Related Shamanism and talking to Dog The anthropological literature has whole books on how different cultures… Majnoon or Jinn? Today I learned that the Arabic word for mental illness… YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by

A-theism = Loving Our Planet

Email to a Fundamentalist who obsesses on what he claims is a religion that “espouses rejoicing.” Your religion also espouses killing members of other religions as part of its teachings. That makes you a danger to many members of this list. I have never understood why people have to have “faith.” Is it because their […]

Dysfunction and Censorship

Letter to a good Christian woman: I think we can all agree that consistantly objectifying women is not just wrong, it is dysfunctional. By “objectifying” I mean that the viewer isn’t concerned with the woman’s needs and desires but only with his own. This lack of empathy, when taken to extremes, is the hallmark of […]

Stoned Again, Naturally.

Found this in an archive from 2005. I have come to realize that some folks, in order to maintain a very narrow belief system, no longer allow themselves to evaluate other belief systems. In essence, other points of view dangerously threaten their fragile little world. That is, their own opinions seem like Universal Truths to […]

TFTD: Sin

“Sin is occasioned precisely by the fact that man refuses to admit his ‘creatureliness’ and to acknowledge himself as merely a member of a total unity of life. He pretends to be more than he is.” Reinhold Niebuhr No related posts.

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