Tag: Religion and Spirituality


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Robert A. Baker on Being ‘Pre-prayered’

Today’s Our Periodic Pasta: “What happens when the same number of people pray for something as pray against it? How does God decide whose prayer to answer?…This spring when a small Kentucky town won the State High School Girl’s Basketball crown, the town’s newspaper, as well as the largest newspaper in Kentucky, gave credit for

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A. J. Ayer on the G-Word

Today’s Our Periodic Pasta: “The ‘person’ who is supposed to control the empirical world [but] is not himself located in it…is not an intelligible notion at all. We may have a word which is used [God], as if it named this ‘person,’ but…it cannot be said to symbolize anything…The mere existence of the noun is

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Behind Closed Doors

Today’s Our Periodic Pasta: “Christian Fundamentalism: The doctrine (in part) that there is an absolutely powerful, infinitely knowledgeable, universe-spanning entity that is deeply and personally concerned about my sex life.” -Anonymous Related articles Dr. Marlene Winell – Religious Trauma Syndrome (meandersfit.com) Do You Close Your Bedroom Door at Night? (casasugar.com)

Upping One’s Spiritual Carbohydrate Intake

As a faithful member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) I would like to propose an alternative to the popular daily Christian devotional, Our Daily Bread. Pastafarians can learn from their Christian counterparts by feeding their spirits with reflections on the sacred (or in the case of FSM, the profane). As it

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Paula Kirby on Knowing God

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Knowing what kind of god someone believes in tells us a great deal about that person – but nothing whatsoever about the truth or otherwise of the existence of any god at all. (link)


The Theology of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga — the queer icon and pop sensation — is setting off the Christian right again. In her new song and video, “Judas,” Lady Gaga sings over and over, “I’m in love with Judas,” referring to the reviled disciple who betrays Jesus Christ for 30 pieces of silver. Is there anything redemptive, theologically speaking, about this song and video? (link)


Magic Underwear and the Like

Handling serpents at the Pentecostal Church of...

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All religions are equally crazy. Some just hide their craziness better than others. (link)


Rapture Veteran T-shirt

They forgot the very first failed Christian end-times prediction: ca. 1st century CE (i.e., the original prophecies of Jesus and the apostles). For more, read here.


Stone No More

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