Category Archives for Religion

10 Ways Many of Our Leaders are Out of Sync with Americans

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by Shanna Babilonia   In order to grow, we must change. All things, including people, nature, and even countries that choose not to change will inevitably suffer the results of their own inaction. Growth is a normal and necessary part of every spectrum of life and without growth, things cease to function. In our country, […]

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The Evolution of God

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Christianity has struggled from its very origins to define the god at its central core. As you know, those who initially followed Jesus were Jews. Paul, the earliest writer in the New Testament, was actually a Jew who attacked Jews who participated in this early Jesus sect, probably in the 50’s CE. Because its base […]

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Who Invented Heaven?

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One of the major promises of virtually all religions is that after you die here on earth, you will be taken to a paradise in heaven where everything will be perfect forever. Of course, you have to do everything the religion requires you to do to qualify. In some cases that is separating your dishes […]

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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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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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Why Do We Toss Coins into Fountains?

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  When I was in Rome a few years ago, I tossed a coin into the Trevi fountain. It was just something every tourist wants to do. But have you ever wondered why people toss coins into fountains? Where on earth did this ritual come from? Peter Wells, in his book, Barbarians to Angels, The […]

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Five Ways Religion Threatens our Future

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Climate change I just finished listening to a fellow atheist, Bernie Dehler, debate Ken Hovind. Ken built a dinosaur theme park in Florida (he believes they were around when humans were). I was astounded to listen to his version of science. If you can’t observe it in a laboratory, it isn’t science. What? How about observing […]

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7 Reasons Why We Need More Secular Men

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Good men can be found in all walks of life, but there is one group of men whose qualities set the standard for our evolving modern world. Who are these men and what assets to they bring to the table of humanity? Here are 7 reasons why we need more secular men in America: Secular […]

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Ten Reasons Humans Developed Religion – Part B

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This blog post illustrates the last of ten reasons why humans developed religion. Enjoy! To create a compassionate practice Neanderthal, a precursor to modern humans, lived from 400,000 to about 40,000 years ago.[1] A skeleton, referred to as Shanidar I, shows an individual that had clearly been disabled long before his death.[2] Others must have […]

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