Bono on religion

I’ve seen this in several places on the web, being talked about by several people. But in the unlikely event you haven’t seen it already, I present it here for your edification. This excerpt and all the ones I’ve seen online are from the book Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas. I assume that talk [...]

August 1, 2013  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: culture, stuff to think about, theology  No Comments

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A student in Colorado quit his high school choir because one of the songs in the choir’s repertoire contained the lyric: “there is no truth except Allah.” Normally I’d be writing a page or so about how the public school system is out of its stinking mind. But there are some important details here (according [...]

February 17, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: culture, stuff to think about  No Comments

Newest formal religion: Kopimism

If you thought things like Eckankar were ridiculous, you haven’t seen anything. Just before Christmas, the Swedish government officially recognized the Church of Kopimism as a religion. Rather than explain this new “church,” I’ll just copy the text from their website. For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament. Information [...]

January 5, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: cults, what are you drunk?  No Comments

The latest in religious texts: The Atheist Bible

What does a Bible written by an atheist look like? It’s an interesting article because of the perspective the good Rabbi takes. First he points out that A.C. Grayling has spent his career saying that religion has too much influence. And then he names his book “The Good Book: The Humanist Bible.” “Ironically, by referring [...]

July 7, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: what are you drunk?  No Comments