Dear Patheos Reader: If You Are Running an “Ad Block” While Reading This You Are Stealing From Writers Like Me

Once upon a time people who read books and articles and listened to music and watched movies paid for their entertainment and learning experiences. Then they--we--got used to free art, writing, music and films. The Internet made this "free" stuff possible. I like the Internet. But thieving is uncool. Mea Culpa! I've done my share on online thieving. But that was before I thought about it. No, I'm not talking morality here. I'm talking selfish interest. See, I want there to be new music, book … [Read more...]

What Prayer Means to Me

 "My grandchildren delight in entering into a grownup spiritual world as equals. Perhaps this is one of the gifts non-religious people have a problem experiencing. They might not meet their children as humble partners in service of something bigger than themselves."  Here is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace.My grandchildren Lucy (five) and Jack (three) know that I pray every morning on my wa … [Read more...]

Do You Ask Yourself, “Why is Isis so Cruel?” Here is the Only Article I’ve Read that Factually Answers this Question With No Liberal or Conservative “Spin”

If you want to understand what is actually happening with militant Islamist terror please take the time to read this article by Hassan Hassan. As he says, "Islamic traditions are filled with stories of mercy and tolerance. But it is not enough to tell these stories in isolation from other dark chapters in Islamic history that feed groups such as Isis... Islamic fundamentalism is Isis’s ideology, so to speak, and every act has to be grounded in religious traditions."Hassan Hassan is an ana … [Read more...]

The Actual Gospel of Jesus Christ

As the reputation of Christianity has been deformed once in a while we should take a look at the real thing. Mother Maria is the real thing. As she wrote: "Christianity demands of us not only the mysticism of communion with God, but also the mysticism of communion with man."Chapter 25    WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace (Excerpt)“Mother Maria of Paris is a saint of our day and for our day; a woman of flesh and blood possessed by the l … [Read more...]

Southern Whites Might as Well Have Invented ISIS Burning People Alive: They Conducted the “Master Class” in Violence

"What is now known as "spectacular lynching" involved the ceremonial torture, murder--and yes, burning alive--of black Americans by whites. Like ISIS's use of digital media to circulate images of the torturous death of Muadh al Kasasbeh by fire, the spectacular lynchings of the black body were shared via postcards and other media." President Barack Obama set off a firestorm Thursday morning by comparing ISIS barbarity to the Crusades. Obama recalled the savagery carried out nearly 1,000 years ag … [Read more...]

The Religious-Right’s Genius For Picking “Winners” : Are the New Atheists Paying Evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham & Mike Huckabee To Make Jesus Look Stupid?

So here's my question: Are the so-called New Atheists paying evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee and D. Michael Lindsay to make Jesus look stupid? Or as I write in my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace (Chapter 9, page, 45): Sam likes to call me out of the blue and casually mention the latest dumb stunt perpetrated by the Religious Right, the Roman Catholic bishops or the Republican Party, as if I have anything to … [Read more...]

BUSH “LEGACY” FINISHED– Should We Have Attacked the Saudis-Not Iraq? I Told You The Saudi-9/11 Story was Going to be HUGE NOW NYT TOP OF THE PAGE HEADLINE

George Bush and his oil cronies betrayed America. Period. Before the Saudi-Bush-9/11 story is over, he won't only be remembered as the worst American president ever, but as a traitor. Just wait. This is the story that will define the Bush legacy and the 2016 election too. Goodbye GOP.Just check out the New York Times headlines today. And remember that yesterday in, "Is This the Dirtiest Secret in American Government History? Did Bush Know it Was Saudi Arabia that Orchestrated and Paid For … [Read more...]

Is This the Dirtiest Secret in American Government History? Did Bush Know it Was Saudi Arabia that Orchestrated and Paid For 9/11?

No, this is not some roll out of a wacky conspiracy theory.  The New York Times just broke a story that --if true-- HAS HUGE  implications. We know that Bush foolishly attacked Iraq, that had nothing to do with 9/11.  But what if Bush/Cheney did that while knowing that our "allies," the Saudi royal family, had paid for Al Qaeda, trained them and were personally behind the 9/11 attacks?Here's an excerpt from the article. (Read the whole thing HERE.)Moussaoui Calls Saudi Princes Patro … [Read more...]


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