Category Archives: Religious Life

Is it me…or is the world a little nuts?

Is it me—or is there a kind of madness sweeping over the world? Certainly for a very long time people have been (among other things) violent, selfish, and engaged in social policies that are, to say the least, not particularly … Continue reading

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What is worth Saving?

What is As we cut the budgets and let the social programs wither, as global warming and invasive species threaten the integrity of ecosystems and human health, as endless and endlessly faster technological change leads everything that is solid to … Continue reading

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Spiritualiy and the Revoluition in the Middle East: Finding Faith in the Long View

Spirituality and the Revolutions in the Middle East: Finding Faith in the Long View [Note: Every other week I do a column at Patheos.com. http://www.patheos.com/About-Patheos/Roger-Gottlieb.html I particularly liked this one, hope you do too] How do we respond spiritually to … 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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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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