Women Doing Street Epistemology

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Epistemology = “The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.” This week’s blog post is about Street Epistemology (SE). I interviewed three women who have learned about its methods and have engaged in conversations with people who hold religious […]

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia – Introduction

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By Alexis Record Magic spells, witches, and my devotedly conservative Christian parents are okay with it? Wow! I had a lot of restrictions growing up in the 80s and 90s during the height of my experience with evangelical culture. Leaders in our religious tradition considered many books, types of music, and television shows to be […]

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The Arrogance of Religious Thought

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By author William A. Zingrone I wrote the recently published The Arrogance of Religious Thought long before the epitome of arrogance and religion joined hands in the most insidious of ways delivering us the Trump Presidency that looms before our very eyes. I already felt it was time, with just over a decade passed in this New […]

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Socrates in Your Pocket – How Atheos Breaks Through Dogmatism

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By Christine Vigeant Christine Vigeant is a mother of two young children and a secular activist. She is currently working towards an MA in German Studies at the University of Oregon where she teaches German to undergraduates. Christine is a Ronald E. McNair scholar, has worked with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, […]

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Where did that name YHWH come from?

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Unless you are Jewish or took a course in religion during your lifetime, you may not even know what the letters YHWH stand for. No worries. It is the name of God written in Hebrew in the Torah or, as Christians call it, the Old Testament. The word is composed of all consonants because the […]

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The Garden of Eden

And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the […]

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Adventure Finders

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Adventure Finders! by Rod Espinosa Adventure Finders is a story about chasing one’s dream no matter what may come. In a small town at the edge of the empire, Clariette grows up with the dream of one day becoming a great warrior. She is friendly and popular in town. Adopted at birth, she grows up with […]

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Cultural Relativism or Basic Human Rights?

If you have never heard the term “cultural relativism” before, rest assured you are not alone. One really has to work hard to keep up with the new words and phrases that have popped up in the last few years, particularly on social media. Cultural relativism can be defined by this type of statement: “Women’s […]

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Religious Psychosis – The Global Nightmare – Part II

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This is part two of Shana Babilonia’s guest post. It first appeared at myiobi.com. In a perfect world, we would all be informed, logically-thinking, reasonable, generous humanitarians who care for one another – and our environment; but – we don’t live in that world. Instead, humanity is afflicted by ancient ideas that have loomed within […]

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Religious Psychosis – The Global Nightmare, Part 1

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This is a guest post by Shanna Babilonia and it first appeared on myiobi.com. Nearly every individual on earth is familiar with some form of religion. Whether we are raised in a religious household, or not, we have all experienced the influence of religion’s tightly-held grasp over the minds and activities of humanity.  But, what […]

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