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How to read a religious text

One of the nice things I got at the Big Orange Book Festival was my own copy of the Qur’an. I’ve always been interested in reading it, so I’m glad that I now have the opportunity. Before I dive in, I understand that there is a right way and a wrong way to read any …

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Tebow! So?

Why is everyone making such a big deal about Tim Tebow? Sure, he wins football games. Sure, he’s exciting to watch. So what if he wants to kneel and pray after a great play?

When someone says “Turn back to God,” run!

At his Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial yesterday, Glenn Beck said, “America today begins to turn back to God.” That scares me. It’s because people who say America should “turn back to God” usually don’t like the way I turn to God.

I don’t believe in them either

I’ve been reading I Don’t Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges. I wanted to find out if his premise, the current generation of atheists like Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens is no better than the most extreme religious fundamentalists, is correct. So, I listened to freethoughtradio.com. They played a show that gushed praise on Thomas Jefferson for …

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Religion and politics

I recently surprised people in my Toastmasters club, as well as myself, by giving a table topic speech about Easter. One of my fellow club members was impressed. He said, “I think it’s great that as a Jewish person, you can give such a positive speech about Easter.” Still, I found it a difficult speech …

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