Category Archives: Religion

A Smattering of Stats

What’s the largest minority in the United States? It’s sort of an odd phrase, isn’t it? “Largest minority.” What the hell does that mean? Depends on how you characterize a minority. According to Wikipedia, “A minority is a sociological group … Continue reading

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Opening the Lines, Part 2

Continued from Part 1. The assertion of non-belief is neither aggressive nor evangelizing. Frankly, this attitude is a deep offense to most atheists, myself included. The thing that makes me really angry is that people think it’s okay to say … Continue reading

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Opening the Lines of Communication

I would like to explain why I believe what I believe. Maybe this will help you understand or deal with atheists in your life. I have found, in my personal experience, that people who disagree with me on religious issues … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Believers

Note: This has been altered slightly to protect identities. Dear Believer, I am confused. I do not hate you because you believe in God, but many of you seem to hate me because I refuse to. I could remark on … Continue reading

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Endure the Offense

So many people are up in arms about this Muslim Community Center near ground zero, and I’d just like to know why. How far is far enough from ground zero? Half a mile? A mile? Nowhere in SoHo? Not in … Continue reading

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Where Awe Comes From

The vastness of the universe and the depth of literature. Looking at a picture from, say the Hubble telescope fills me with absolute awe. Imagine the power of a black hole, pulling light itself into its central maw. Now they … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology, Astronomy, Cosmology, Mythology, Religion, Science

Praying with Lior, Part 2

I watched the second half of the film Praying with Lior (see Part 1 for a synopsis). Now (spoiler), Lior celebrates his Bar-Mitzvah and successfully becomes a man. The Bar-Mitzvah itself is portrayed in a montage fashion, answering the question … Continue reading

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Praying with Ignorance?

I started watching the documentary film Praying with Lior earlier today. Lior is a Down Syndrome child born into a devout reform Jewish family. The film centers around Lior’s preparations for his Bar-Mitzvah on his thirteenth birthday. So far, I … Continue reading

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A Pisces Takes the Plunge

As a skitterish Pisces, I can be hesitant about fully committing to anything. So here I am, jumping full-on polar-bear style into the blogosphere. Splash! From This blog will center on that undefinable singularity where philosophy, science and music … Continue reading

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