The Golden Rule is Bad for Business?

Most all of the world religions share a common teaching to not harm others - "the Silver Rule."  "What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow: this is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn." - Rabbi Hillel  That's one of the many teachings among the world religions that state this in "the negative."Two religions, Christianity and Jainism, state it in the positive teaching to pro-actively do good to others. As Jesus put it, "do unto others as you'd have them do unto y … [Read more...]

Eutychus – the first young victim of organized religion.

When asked "who is your favorite person in the Bible?"I don’t say Moses – even though at times I’ve felt adrift in life and like I’m floating down a river into the unknown I don’t say Peter – even though I relate to his epic adventures in missing the point I don’t say Paul – even though I relate to his ego, and the unnamed thorn in his side I don’t say Mary – even though my heart sings with elation when I realize how she, a woman, was the first Christian preacher and evangelist of the good … [Read more...]

We’re not “Just Passing Through.”

I recently overheard the following observation about various students at a certain liberal arts college: "What white feminists say: "I am a spiritual entity first and a human body second." (privilege)What women of color experience: "I cannot identify as a spiritual being first, no matter how badly I want to, because society puts limits on my identity based on my skin color and ethnicity." (oppression) I've seen these very insights named and called out several times over the years - in … [Read more...]

We are being PUNKED by Trump.

Having a hard time sleeping at night lately?Has all of the hatred, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, homophobia, anti-immigrant rhetoric that Donald Trump has been spewing and evoking in others been getting you down?Baffled that Trump has now been having his followers raise their right hands in a neo-nazi "Heil Hitler!" fashion?Insomnia can take years off our lives.     I have an answer...."..But it could be that we don't need … [Read more...]

Saved by the Lesbians.

in the bleak midwintermillions are unemployed, uninsured, and under pressure.widening gap between the haves and the have nots widening and gappening like mick jagger about to eat all of the billions of burgers mcdonald’s serves from the deforested brazillian rainforests turned into grazing land to feed our addictions to cheap bovine carcasses infused with hormones, antibiotics, and monsanto’s irreversibly genetically modified pastures.“corporate person” funded presidential candidate c … [Read more...]

Phyrarm May Be for You!

...Do you feel powerless?...Afraid of other people?...Are you worried that your gut is too big and your penis is too small?Try Phyrarm--available over-the-counter!Yes, Phyrarm can make you feel strong and vibrant again, without all that pesky diet and exercise. It can even make you feel safe around strangers, without going to all the trouble of getting to know them. It may even save the lives of dozens of Americans each year!Ask your doctor if Phyrarm is right for you! Small … [Read more...]


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