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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!

posted by Gus diZerega

There is a wonderful thread on coffee right now over at Balloon Juice.  I know John knows his coffee, because like him I was a snob for Peets until I discovered Kalani.  I think Peets’ Major Dickinson’s Blend is one […]

Innocent Man Executed – a Test for Abortion Opponents

posted by Gus diZerega

Conservative “pro-life” Christians, especially Texans, now have an interesting moral challenge.  Cameron Todd, an innocent man, was executed in Texas.  The facts of his innocence are overwhelming in this case.  For a start, see Huffingtonpost  as well as Barry Scheck’s […]

The Fundamentalist Sources of American Irrationalism?

posted by Gus diZerega

I just came across a fascinating anecdote that might shed light on something that has long fascinated and horrified me about my country.  At a recent town-hall meeting in Iowa a local weekly quizzed attendees as to whether or not […]

A Note on Blog Ground Rules

posted by Gus diZerega

As many of you know, occasionally I have bounced someone from this list, or barred them from a particular thread – in which case they usually take their duckies and go home.  Is this controlling on my part?

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Earth Day and the Sacredness of the Earth
I think Earth Day is a particularly important moment for contemplation and commitment by us Pagans.  Often American Christian critics accuse us of “pantheism,” and in a important respect they are right.  We do find the sacred, most of us, in the earth without reference to any transcendental sp

posted 11:57:03am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Instructive examples on why interfaith work is a good idea
I deeply believe the problems in our country are more of the heart than of the head. Here are some youtubes courtesy of John Morehead of the Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy on Facebook. They speak more eloquently than anything I can write that interfaith work is a good

posted 1:08:25pm Apr. 12, 2012 | read full post »

The controversy over Pink Slime - and what it means.
The controversy over pink slime is helping educate Americans to the fact that corporations are as beneficial to agriculture as they are to politics. Tom Laskawy put it pithily: “What pink slime represents is an open admission by the food industry that it is hard-pressed to produce meat that won’

posted 4:03:07pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

How the "war on religion' backfired into a war on women
Here  is a really good article by Tina DuPuy on how the Republicans got themselves into such a mess with America's more intelligent women.  Left undiscussed is how the extreme pathological masculinity of both their deity and their leaders made that slip so very easy.

posted 12:12:35pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

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