09 March 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Hark! Good News: Religion less popular

Religiosity is waning in the U.S. Non-belief has almost doubled since 1990.

A wide-ranging study on American religious life found that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting out o of the Northeast to the Southwest, the percentage of Christians in the nation has declined and more people say they have no religion at all.
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05 March 2009 ~ 1 Comment

OK State Rep: I’ll raise your intolerance of my intolerance with some inane illogic, and a resolution in the state legislature to ship your atheist ass back to Oxford

So, Oklahoma progressive thinker, did you think you could not possibly be more embarrassed by duly elected representatives in your state, after the Sally Kerns affair of last year, and the Scott Jones/gay prayer protest last month? Oh, ye of little imagination — the authoritarian right is running rings around you, thinking of stupid things to do on the public’s… Read the rest

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23 October 2007 ~ Comments Off

A religious calling

This cartoon makes me think of my Quaker friend Christine O’Brien, who died last November ending a beautiful life, deeply lived. We would have had a great conversation about it, laughing, talking about Zen koans, Quaker meetings in which not a word is said, but everyone feels connected and full of love at the end, or about brief but powerful… Read the rest

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