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Mystery, Mozart, And Meat

Mystery, Mozart, And Meat

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DISCLAIMER:  I freely admit that the following description / discussion about debates I, as a pro-choice advocate, have engaged in with pro-life people is purely anecdotal. I do not claim to have exercised any kind of scientific rigor in compiling and writing the following, nor should such be inferred. Still … that being said … sheer consistency should count for something. In writing this column, I could recall no exceptions to the following pattern. Anyway, make of the followlng what you will … I am personally pro-choice, and several years ago, I began to engage in at-times-rather-heated though -usually-civil conversations and debates with pro-life people, almost always conservative evangelical Christians, regarding pro-life vs. pro-choice positions on abortion. Many of t
On Not Getting The Hang-Uv-It

On Not Getting The Hang-Uv-It

Atheism, autonomy, awareness, C. S. Lewis, Cherry picking, Christianity, conservatism, critical judgment, culture, Elie Wiesel, faith, God, Ideology, Judaism, Ockham's Razor, Rationality, Reformation, Religion, theocracy, Theodicy, Theology, Uncategorized
I realize now -- when it's 'way too late -- that I could never get the hang of Christianity. Full disclosure:  I was a practicing, observant, believing Christian for the first 55-plus years of my life:  the guy who never missed church, could be relied on to lead a Bible study, teach a class, chair (or just be a member of) a committee, etc.  You know the drill.  Bottom line:  as a Christian, I’ve made my chops. Probably many times over.  But I stopped perhaps a dozen years ago. Now … to clarify … the following is not intended to assert that every practice and every belief that follows is an essential part of Christianity. They’re not. Some are essential; others, subcultural. But they are of a piece with every part of the Christian subculture I’ve ever been personally involved with. S
Seeing the Divine – Prayerful Tuesday

Seeing the Divine – Prayerful Tuesday

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This week I am offering a meditation from Monday’s FaceBook (FB) page A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program.  I have used these FB daily meditations, and the Rabbi Yael Levy’s Jewish Mindfulness web page, Mishkan Shalom, for my own use for some time now.  I wanted to share with you the beauty of their posts and suggest you explore Rabbi Levy’s web page as a resource for mindfulness and meditation. Let today’s meditation be your reminder to look for the Divine in all of creation. Fulfilled is the person who knows that in each moment she dwells in the Divine presence Fulfilled is the person who knows that in each moment the Divine presence dwells within her. Always she offers praise. -Psalm 84:5 May we have the strength and humility to look for the Divine within ourselves. May we have th