Category Archives: Philosophy

Bru Ha Ha: Cornel West, Obama, feminism, Wall Street, etc.

  As you may have noticed, African-American superstar academic Cornel West has been in some public hot water for a recent web interview in which he made some, well, not very nice comments about president Obama. West, who writes on … Continue reading

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Ice and Immortality

Ice and Immortality There nothing like a little ice to remind us of our mortality. Not the ice in the soda glass ice, but the kind you don’t notice when you’re walking your dog that causes you to take a … Continue reading

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Guess what? Democracy is a spiritual practice….

Guess what? Democracy is a spiritual practice…. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? After all, isn’t democracy about voting, political parties, equal rights, and the Supreme Court? Isn’t modern democracy a purely secular thing, from which religion has been (properly) banished? And … Continue reading

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RELIGION AND SCIENCE, PART 2

Religion and Science Part 2  Religion, we say, unlike science, is based in faith rather than proof. In science we have evidence, direct sensory experience, tests and proofs and high probabilities. In religion we have hope, tradition, Authority…that sort of … Continue reading

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Just what is the Superbowl?

                                                    Just what is the Superbowl? For a spiritually oriented, environmentally committed, progressive type like me criticizing the Superbowl is about as difficult as shooting fish in a barrel. The deep connections between consumerism, male bonding via male violence, patriotism, … Continue reading

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This has nothing to do with the news….Science and Religion Part 1

This has nothing to do with the news…. Science and Religion Part 1 But I think it’s important nevertheless. So if you find yourself looking for a break from Egypt, the Superbowl, the Tea Party, Obama-Sarah Palin-Health Care-strapped budgets-and all this … Continue reading

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Egypt—Got Hope? Three thoughts

Egypt—Got Hope? Three thoughts  What we’re seeing is inspiring: throngs of more or less peaceful demonstrators—at least more or less peaceful until government agents start throwing bombs and shooting—asking…demanding…a voice in their own lives, an end to tyranny. This is … Continue reading

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