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Thursday, April 14, 2011

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The Darwinian Evolution of Religion, Doubting Both the Atheists and the Theists, Journalist Claims to Find Nails from Jesus’ Cross…


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“Change your words, Change your world.” Another moving commercial, this one about the power of words.


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Michael Graziano: The Darwinian Evolution of Religion
“Whether you inhabit religion from the inside, or view it from a cultural distance, surely it is clear in either case that religion is something that changes through time, that the parts of religion that work well tend to spread, and that the parts that work poorly tend to die out… Belief after belief, each component of a religion is ultimately present for one historical reason: The religion was better able to spread and survive because of it.”

2. Vincent Bugliosi: Why Do I Doubt Both the Atheists and the Theists?
“I believe that the question of the existence of God is an impenetrable mystery and beyond human comprehension. As Einstein, who was an agnostic (so was Darwin), put it: “The problem is too vast for our limited minds.” But even if it were not, doubt is divine in that it impels a search for the truth, thereby opening the door to knowledge. Faith puts a lock on the door.”

3. Pew Forum/RNS: At Interfaith Church, a Rabbi Does the Easter Sermon
“On the second night of Passover, Rabbi Harold White will lead a traditional seder dinner with matzoh and bitter herbs and all the trimmings. Five days later, he’ll deliver the sermon on Easter Sunday. That’s what life looks like inside the Interfaith Family Project (IFFP) in suburban Washington, where Jewish-Christian couples have decided their kids shouldn’t have to choose one faith over the other.”

4. RNS: Journalist Claims to Find Nails from Jesus’ Cross
“An Israeli-Canadian journalist believes he may have tracked down two of the iron nails used to crucify Jesus to the cross. Or at least objects that “could be” the long-lost relics.”

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