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A New Twist In The Abortion debate

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The press is reporting a new study which claims that just over 50% of Americans now categorize themselves as “Pro-Life”. On the internet, in the “Comments” sections that usually follow these stories, I’ve noticed a new battle brewing: not so much between “a baby’s right to live” versus “a woman’s right to choose”, as between…
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Putting an End to Religious Hatred

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Religious bigotry and hatred can be ended. The religious traditions from different times and cultures tell all sorts of different stories, and when they are read as literal history they appear to be talking about all sorts of different historical and moral lessons. But when they are read as allegories and symbols they all tell…
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Virgin Mary Seen in Restaurant Griddle

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From the AP Wire Service: “CALEXICO, Calif. (April 30) – The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn’t the food — it’s the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw on the griddle. Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez says more than 100 people have flocked…
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New On-Line Bookstore

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I spent much of the past week adding an On-Line Bookstore to my website, to wit: Berkshire Books: Recommended Books About Religion, Science, Spirituality, and American Life. The Categories (Bookshelves?): American CultureMythologyJudaismChristianityIslamIndigenous ReligionsScientific ThoughtEducationSacred FeminineGreek PhilosophyGurdjieff/OuspenskyRudolf SteinerPaul BruntonFrithjof SchuonEastern PhilosophyHolistic HealingLiteratureNew Age Spirituality It’s part of http://www.andrewcort.com

End Torture, End Domestic Violence (excerpt)

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by Rhonda Copelon For complete article, see http://www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/2009winter/index.php Torture is not limited to water boarding, as the current U.S. debate makes it seem; nor does it require any special equipment. The most common physical methods of both torture and domestic violence are beating, burning, tying up, choking, threatened asphyxiation (the goal of water-boarding), pulling out…
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Death in a Middle School

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A little boy killed himself last night. A little sixth-grader in the Middle School/High School where I work ended his life. The place is untypically sedate right now. At 11 years old, he was struggling with his sexuality. I’m not sure which is worse; that our children are so inundated with sexual messages and images…
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