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by / on January 3, 2015 at 11:00 am / in Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Editorials, Education, Philosophy, Relationships, Religion, Society, Spirituality

In the Name of God

In the Name of God

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by / on February 4, 2014 at 11:01 am / in Education, Religion, Society

There is Something About Mary Magdalene, Part IV

Unfortunately for Mary, misrepresentations where first popularized by the Church itself and those representations have become the source for the popular culture portrayals.

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by / on September 18, 2012 at 10:02 am / in Celebrities, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Philosophy

From Redeemer to Marketeer

One question might loom for both the Republican candidates and all of their current colleagues: Why are your hearts, your souls and your minds focused on helping only the rich and abandoning the less well-to-do?

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by / on April 25, 2012 at 10:37 am / in Culture, John Shore - Articles, Religion, Sexuality, Society, Spirituality

“My gay Christian cousin committed suicide”

Jesus knew from suffering. It’s a thing about Jesus not often enough appreciated or noted, how clearly and deeply sad he was. Not for nothing is he remembered to us as the man of sorrows.

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by / on April 11, 2012 at 9:26 am / in John Shore - Articles, Religion, Spirituality

Accosted by a Christian

My wife Catherine and I used to study and practice Zen. One morning we were walking toward our car after a night spent sitting zazen at a Zen center with a dozen or so other would-be Buddhas. (Zazen is Zen meditation: you sit; you close your eyes; you try to disconnect from your thoughts; you try like crazy not to sneeze, cough or […]

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by / on April 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm / in Culture, Current Events, Education, Gender, Media, Parenting, Relationships, Religion, Sexuality, Society, Spirituality

Love is ALL That Matters

Here’s the real deal: it is time for people to start speaking up for love, to start speaking up against hate…in all forms. It’s the only way we’re going to change our culture. It’s the only way we’re going to start seeing the incidences of bullying, hatred, violence and intolerance towards LGBT teens or anybody perceived to be different.

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by / on March 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm / in Country, Culture, Editorials, Politics, Religion, Society

A Christian Imperative of Anti-War

By: Daniel Mantil There are obviously a lot of Christian imperatives, some of which have been misinterpreted or mistranslated for centuries, some of which could just be taken as allegorical, and then others that are as clear as day. But one of them seems absolutely crystal clear, and ever since I was a child I’ve never been able to understand […]

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by / on March 7, 2012 at 10:40 am / in Gender, John Shore - Articles, Prejudice, Relationships, Religion, Sexuality, Society, Spirituality

An Open Letter From Christians to Gay People

Last night I dreamed that I was standing in the sanctuary of an immense church. Broad beams of light colored like jewelery cut across the air above me, coming to land upon a majestic pulpit. Sensing that something important was in the pulpit, I climbed its many broad stairs to see. Before taking the final step onto that great platform […]

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by / on February 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm / in Culture, Editorials, Education, Media, Miscellaneous, Philosophy, Politics, Prejudice, Society

Mercy: The Salt in Wounds

By: Thomas Gilop Often times I’m confronted with a paradox. I have the desire to harm those that harm our society, yet I do not act—or at least, I do not actually physically harm them—out of some moral principle to not harm others. Sure, I might talk and write about them vindictively, even protest against them. But I never take […]

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by / on February 1, 2012 at 11:18 am / in John Shore - Articles, Religion, Spirituality

“Where was God when my 9-year-old son was drugged and raped?”

This was sent me last week: Dear John, I am a secular humanist who practices Buddhism. I am writing to you because I appreciate your writings regarding people like me who do not follow Jesus. I would like to share some of my history with you, and explain why I no longer follow god. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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