Tag Archives: religion

What I Want To Tell You Someday

St. Peter's Square by the-o on flickr

“You’re the girl who chomped down on the Snickers bar when the Pope died.”

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Holy Card

This week I learned that every other year the Holy Ghost plants a baby seed in a married mom’s tummy. Nine months later a slit opens up underneath across the bottom and the baby slides out.

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The Gods Watched


At first there was one god. As far as it knew, it was entirely alone in an endless expanse of nothingness.

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My Avarice is

Sarah Wetzel

for your cadaverous jaw and thin lips, for your meticulous fingers lighting cigarette after cigarette, for your body bone sleek and for speed

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Film Review: Square Grouper

Square Grouper poster

Square Grouper is pretty even-handed in its telling of the exploits of a Florida religious group who funded their faith by moving piles and piles of its main sacrament.

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The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers

Dude Abides cover

The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers makes a mostly successful case for the brothers’ classic films as a treasure trove of teachable moments about the human condition.

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Ridiculous Reasons

In our culture we segregate the areas of our lives where we want emotionally satisfying explanations from the areas of our lives where we want logically verifiable explanations.

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Hey, Joel Osteen, I Like Your Teeth!

Joel Osteen Become a Better You cover

I was thinking the other day, how can I become a better me? And then I realized, hey, didn’t that smiley guy from TV write a book about that?

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Bauman’s Latest Reading Report

I’ve been much delayed in writing this or anything else lately, due to walking pneumonia. I’m not really sure what that means, but the symptoms matched the descriptor: For about a month, I was quite able to walk around but not so able to breathe. It was uncomfortable. Sometimes I secretly like being sick because […]

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The Varieties of Religious Experience, by William James (Excerpt)

Inner happiness and serviceability do not always agree. What immediately feels most “good” is not always most “true,” when measured by the verdict of the rest of experience. The difference between Philip drunk and Philip sober is the classic instance in corroboration. If merely “feeling good” could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human […]

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