Category Archives for Morality

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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Shedding the Romantic Idea of a Buddhist Follower

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In this guest blog post, Pema Sherpa discusses her experience with Buddhism in her native Nepal. She says that while not every Buddhist follower or monk is corrupt and there are still authentic practitioners, she has given up the tradition and follows a spiritual path instead. She now lives in Bend, Oregon. I grew up […]

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The Black Hole of Church Finances

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In my last year of college, Paris beckoned. A French major, I had secured a six-month expense paid education at the Sorbonne. Living in the Latin Quarter, I often crossed the bridge to the Ile de la Cite to walk through the corridors of Notre Dame. On a sunny day, beams of bright light streamed […]

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Martin Luther, Jews, and the Third Reich

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  I was raised as a Lutheran at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck, North Dakota. I memorized hundreds of bible verses and most of Luther’s Small Catechism. When I attended a Lutheran college, Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minnesota, I learned more about the Lutheran faith. But I never heard about the treatise that Martin Luther […]

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The Devil Made Me Do It

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  While this saying is often made in gest, the underlying meaning is much more sinister. It implies that there is either a supernatural entity or a cosmic force that preys upon humans to encourage them to commit heinous acts. The shooter in the recent tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is reported to […]

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The Ten Commandments – Revised

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  The Bible’s Ten Commandments While there are two separate lists of the Ten Commandments in the Bible—Deuteronomy Chapter 5 and Exodus Chapter 20—they are very similar. The writer known as P for Priestly is probably responsible for their final written form dating from the exile of the Hebrews in Babylon in the early sixth […]

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