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  • Doubt and Faith
    Doubt: The Seed of Faith
    It’s a commonly held belief in most spiritual practices that to successfully attract whatever it is the devout is seeking, the pilgrim must “believe and not doubt.” Doubt, among the devout, is the enemy of faith. Many spiritual...
  • Cardinal Gerhard Mueller
    Indissolubility of marriage should be seen as dogma, CDF head Mueller says
    Remarks by Cardinal Gerhard Muller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, as part of a new full-length book interview, claim that the Church's teaching on the indissolubility of Marriage, which comes directly from the...
  • The Buddha
    The spiritual descent into bad religion
    Here is a synopsis of how to get into bad religion. It doesn't matter if we are speaking of Christianity or any other belief system; once it goes wrong, there is a very slippery slope that frequently appears under our feet.In order to...
  • Toco Toucan.
    Is it in the countries best interest, or theirs? pt.4
    When misdirection is used, the answer is usually on topic. However, it does not provide a response tothequestion posed, but addresses another element of the subject matter.Let us take an example from pt.3. Given the current fiscal crisis, I will...
  • A Feminine-Oriented Ecclesiology: The Elevated View
    A feminine-oriented ecclesiology: The elevated view
    Contrary to conventional wisdom and aside from the limited but obvious inclusion of women in Holy Writ, e.g., Eve, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, Hannah, Ruth, Deborah, Mary and many others and despite the seemingly “male dominated society”...
  • Our Legacy
    Book review: Our Legacy, the History of Church Doctrine
    Summary:Our Legacy is a book that looks at Christianity’s views on things like the trinity of God, who Jesus was, the authority of the Bible, and how people are saved. It traces these concepts from the infant church, a generation after the...
  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith talks sex, drugs and Bruce Willis
    Tough SH*T: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good (Book Review)With Tough Sh*t, his latest self-confessional memoir, director Kevin Smith proves that absolutely nothing is off limits when it comes to opening up about his personal life and...
  • dogma
    Atheism 101: Aren't atheists dogmatic about their "faith" too?
    This is a questionatheists areoften asked by others, thoughsometimes theiststhrow it at usin the form ofanunalloyedstatement of fact. My first inclination when I hear this is to reply that I have no faith and therefore no dogma and that's true...
  • BEHOLD!
    The problem of dogma
    People of religious persuasion often judge others by what they do themselves, and nowhere is this more evident then when we talk about "dogma" i.e. the firmly declared statement or statements of belief, that are infallible, unshakable...
  • Global Doctrine
    A Global Doctrine
    All over the world humanity, whether we admit it or not, responds or reacts in some way to the issues of interfaith. There are those that make a public spectacle out of themselves in the name of righteousness to prove that only they are right,...
  • Heaven & Hell
    New Visions of Heaven & Hell
    In his new book – "Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person Who Has Ever Lived," – Rob Bell, Pastor of “Mars Hill Bible Church” in Grand Rapids, Mich., has extricated himself from the...
  • Five bucks or more a pack
    Alcohol, tobacco, and fire arms--balancing the ATF and God
    Another field trip for the children at school? There goes four bucks.Some kid wants me to buy a ticket to the pancake supper. There goes that five dollars down the drain.The fourth grade foragers are getting tee shirts. That’s another nine...
  • Potter
    Spiritual but not religious: Part II
    What does that phrase, "spiritual but not religious," even mean? And has SBNR become a religion of its own?Religion can be defined as a way for people to make sense of their world. Human beings seem driven to find that sense of meaning,...
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    Westboro Baptist Church to protest funeral of soldier in Parkersburg
    The nutjobs from the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again, this time planning to protest the funeral of David Alan Hess. Hess, a soldier from Fort Campbell, KY, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol unit in...
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    What is Freethought?
    You've probably heard someone referred to as a "freethinker" before, but many times the term probably isn't being used entirely correctly. Freethought is a philosophical outlook on life that encourages one to come to conclusions...