Mother! Hard to track at first … and then fascinating

  I see where the media that caters to and to a certain extent is supported by an audience of devout and literal-minded Christian believers have stepped to the forefront waving a flag of religious offendedness at the message of this spectacularly intriguing, fascinating and thought-provoking film. I went to see Mother! because my beautiful …

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Masons and Mormon Temple Builders

Saw a blog article about the history of ownership of the LDS Kirtland Temple pictured above. The picture reminded me of the Masonic Temple in Bannak, Mt which Lietta and I visited a couple of years ago. The Williamsburg Virginia Lodge and the Warsaw, Ny Lodge  show essentially the same design. Interestingly the "Cultural Hall" …

One conservative viewpoint we as Americans must sustain

On American "religiousness." In combination with the theology around Atonement and Redemption, Jesus offered a practical means for letter-of-the-law human beings to transition into a compassionate and forgiving society. He pressed for a society liberated - at least spiritually- from the either/or governance of God as managed by Jewish leadership and either/or civil obedience as …

The Most Powerful Religious Creed in the World

  The Civic Integrity of Compassion and Understanding     On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text …

Let’s Pretend

Let's Pretend We Don't Know We Are Pretending    Enter with us into an imagined world ... one myth among many Once Upon A Time … Children born into a Church are in most ways unaware and unwitting conscripts into an environment that is totally and unequivocally one of "let's pretend." Since comparative critical thinking …

On chapels cathedrals and temples – I agree with Charles Eastman , a Santee Dakota physician:

    "There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature. Being a natural man, the Indian was intensely poetical. He would deem it sacrilege to build a house for Him who may be met face to face in the mysterious, shadowy aisles of the primeval forest, or on the sunlit bosom …