Atheism In A Post Religious World

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Tremblay, Francois – Atheism in a Post-religious World – Suite101, 2004 “If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would strictly follow the teachings of the New, he would be insane” (Robert Ingersoll) Is ours a post-religious world? Ask any born again Christian fundamentalist, […]


American Theocracy A Book Review

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In his two most recent books, American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips has perhaps rightly earned the prestigious moniker of America’s premier analyst and critic. Now, in his new release, a doom and gloom tome some 480 pages long, Kevin Phillips assails three overlapping, growing, forces that threaten to rain on the parade […]


Christian Psychotherapy For Convicts

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Repeated research studies have revealed that secular efforts at rehabilitation have been unsuccessful in preventing recidivism. Not one of the various approaches to psychological counseling has been able to demonstrate success statistically in helping inmates rehabilitate. Among nearly 300,000 prisoners released in 15 states in 1994, 67.5% were re-arrested within 3-years. A study of 1983 […]


Pass It On Sincerity Is No Substitute For The Truth

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I don’t know where this advice originated and I have heard variations of it over the last quarter century. It has a level of common sense to it that can’t be argued against very easily by anyone. It does, however, create a formidable argument against the glibly spoken and oft repeated idea that all religions […]


Religious Fanaticism And Poly Behavioral Addiction

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Surveys show that religion and spirituality play a central role in the lives of most of the population in human experience. Gallup (2004) found that 59% of adults nationwide say religion is a very important part of their lives. An additional 26% of Americans say religion is fairly important to them. Just 15% of respondents […]


Evolution And Faith

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While it may surprise some, a noted theologian says a person can be religious and still believe in the theory of evolution. “Not only is it possible, but it’s essential to a fuller understanding of the way God creates,” says theologian John Haught of Georgetown Uni-versity, a Roman Catholic. Haught, one of the speakers at […]


Discover Your Path To Success Part 4

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In Part Three, I promised we would get into the resources. Before we do, however, let’s discuss a treasure that most of us have been exposed to, but don’t take nearly enough time out of our day to focus on – the power of prayer. This may offend some people, but I hope it does […]


Should San Diego Schools Students Pray

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The San Diego Schools were put in the national spotlight this past July when it was revealed that Carver Elementary Schools was allowing Muslim students a 15 minute timeframe to pray. Carver has recently acquired about 100 Muslim students from a San Diego Schools charter school that closed. Even so, this revelation created uproar on […]


Religion Induced Anxiety

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Is Religion Induced Anxiety Good For You? The fact is that no anxiety, whether religion induced or not, is good for you. Anxiety has some serious long term side effects that should be taken into consideration, and a healthy, stress free lifestyle should be priority #1. The state of the world after 9/11 has left […]


Daily Motivation What Motivates You Each Day

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Every experience that a person has impacts him or her positively or negatively. All of the positive moments most likely enhance our daily motivation. Daily motivation is what enables us to strive to be better people, to work towards goals, and to lead fulfilling lives. Setting goals: Many of us set goals for ourselves. In […]


Age New Spirituality Inspirational Stories Part 41

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Before considering further how devotion to duty helps us in our spiritual progress, let me place before you in a brief compass another aspect of what we in India mean by Karma. In every religion there are three parts: philosophy, mythology, and ritual. Philosophy of course is the essence of every religion; mythology explains and […]


Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps To Help

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1935 by two recovering alcoholics, Bill W (William Griffith Wilson) and Dr. Bob (Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith). They were the first to put forward the idea that alcoholism was a treatable disease to a national audience. They also wrote the “Big Book” that is the […]


Repercussion Of Faith

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Long considered as the bastion of feudalism, Catholicism and religion always seem to be untouchable. It was often dangerous to remark something against it because individuals who do so were often declared as heretics. As a result, religion’s potential as a social force and power has always been limited to spirituality. Its potential to develop […]


Psychology As Religion The Cult Of Self Worship By Paul C Vitz

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It seems everyone you meet these days is a self-proclaimed psychologist. From radio talk shows, television interviews, romance novels, weekly magazines, to cliques at work; everybody has an opinion on the latest “mental illness.” I was first introduced to practical psychology when I joined the United States Air Force in 1970. It was expected that […]


Christian Religious Addiction In Hawaii

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Surveys show that religion and spirituality play a central role in the lives of most of the population in human experience. Gallup (1989) found that 53% of the U.S. population considers religion to be very important in their life, and another 31% considered it fairly important (p. 176). The religious and spiritual dimensions of culture […]


Tv Evangelist Pat Robertson And Muhammad Do They Think Alike

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One group of people is sailing up a roller coaster ride of emotional rises, falls twists and turns driven by daily news flashes and bits of the latest gab from around the globe. The other group spends the time to get the history or the background of a matter and through some open minded consideration […]


Santeria The Survival Of An Ancient African Religion

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Many perceive Santeria as a bizarre an undesirable amalgamation of primitive, pagan beliefs and Roman Catholicism. Many believe the religion to be a dangerous, perhaps even Satanic, variation of Voodoo featuring zombies, indiscriminate animal sacrifices and other totems that make those from “first world” religious backgrounds uneasy. The truth behind Santeria is far less ominous. […]


Getting Your Children Excited About Church

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No matter what religion you belong to, many people in today’s modern society find that their children often don’t enjoy attending Church, and some even downright dread it. Unless your everyday life is steeped in religion, children often look at attending Church as a chore that must be done. If you are trying to raise […]


Religious Dating Traditions And Values

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Dating someone with the same religious beliefs as you, can often result in a rewarding relationship where both you and your partner can share in the same values and traditions. It also means that if your dating becomes serious, you are less likely to have problems with family members disapproving of your choice. Of course, […]


Christmas Season Versus Holiday Season

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In the United States, the month of December is the Christmas Season, not the Holiday Season. To the best of my knowledge there is only one holiday in December recognized by our government. December 25 was made a legal holiday in order to celebrate the birth of Christ. There are no other legal holidays during […]