Can Non Believers Turn The Corner And Believe

Believers often assume that if the nonbeliever simply tried, he/she could come to believe. A somewhat sophisticated version of how belief will come back has been explained in many different ways. A close relative of mine told me recently people need to just ask Jesus into their hearts. I am told that here as well.…
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Europe Brought Christianity To This Continent, Now Its Bringing Secularism

In terms of religion, the U. S. is not one country but several. Data on what religion, or branch of Christianity, people identify with changes dramatically from north to south and east to west. It is hard to comprehend that in NYC, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists out number evangelicals by six to one. Protestants…
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Trump’s Wall Is Absurd

The most ridiculous idea in memory is Trump’s wall between the U. S. and Mexico. It would be just as effective to put up miles of scare crows, manikins dressed as guards, along the border. Those who want to cross the border or transport illegal goods will easily out wit this dim witted idea. That is…
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The Hindu Veneration Of Cows

Religion is a world of ritual and things held dear. The source of these beliefs, perhaps without exception, is the livelihoods of people present and past. There is evidence the Hindu veneration of the cow predates Hinduism itself. It all comes from the human experience of cows providing life to humans. That is, it’s about…
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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Lives On

The author of one of the most famous books in our times died recently. This brought a review in the New York Times  of the 1974 book and of Robert Pirsig who wrote it. While I read, or tried to read, the book in the 1970’s, the parts that dealt with philosophy were over my…
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