religion

‘Forgotten’ Text Brought to Life in First Large-Scale Biblical Art Display Since the Reformation

Enoch: Heaven’s Messenger interprets 12 crucial scenes from an ancient Jewish text that was omitted from both the Christian and Hebrew bibles....

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A Very Queer Communion

This charming and disarming homage to a unique figure provides a backbone to the kinds of invasive physical performance for which Ron Athey is best known....

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Evolution, Religion and Art

Little has changed in the stand-off between religion and science, we might be tempted to think....

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The Unbearable Blindness of Theology and Science

urther to ‘Philosophy and the God of Bleak Things,’ the  abstracts of two new research papers appear in Improbable Research. The papers address the question of whether or not it is possible for...

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Existence, Absence. A Tao of Time

Often, we know of the existence of freedom only by its absence....

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A tattered coat upon a stick, unless…. How to Age Well

Existence is simply meaningless dance of fleetingly animated dust, unless we activate our soul...

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Dear Lord, Please Fix the Property Prices: Praying More Makes Older People Happier

Older people who feel close to God have well-being that grows with frequent prayer ...

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In Car Cow Avoidance Systems GO!

Automated cow avoidance for cars on Indian roads...

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What Holocaust? What War? Collective Amnesia in the Time of Trump

First as tragedy, then as farce. History repeats, but which one are we living in?...

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Forget the Protestant Work Ethic. Catholics Are More Committed

Baylor University research suggests Catholics are most committed to their work...

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Music For the Missus? The Pale (William Control)

Tortured delvings into the 80s synthpop palette for the first of a four EP collection...

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The Vatican: Why Should An NGO Have a UN Seat?

Why does a Non Governmental Organisation have UN status as Nonmember State Permanent Observer?...

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Ban the Burkini? Or Ban Middle-Aged White Male Decision-Makers?

Legislation covers everyone, not just the few women who dress in a way you find threatening...

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Machismo and Violence – The Heavy Doors of Another Closet

Trump calling Obama a closeted Muslim misses the point. Obama's presidency uses Muslims as cannon fodder ...

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Caliban’s Rage at the Blank Touchscreen: On Becoming a 21st Century Savage

The acceleration of technology beyond the layman's ken makes us little more than blissfully ignorant slaves - should we not be noble savages instead? ...

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The Cutpurse Code. Hidden Messages in England’s Oldest Printed Bible

Historian uncovers secrets of the Reformation hidden in England's oldest printed bible ...

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Burn the Heretic! Hold the Phone! Religious People are Less Altruistic

Religious upbringing associated with less altruism, study finds ...

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Up Yours? Blame Saint Peter for the Two Fingered Salute

Ulnar nerve damage caused original benediction sign ...

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Staring into the Mortal Abyss. Motivational?

Self-awareness among humans has been shown to create the potential for hope ...

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Dating by Faith – Why?

People's decision to partner with religious or non-religious individuals can be determined by personality traits that religiosity is believed--rightly or wrongly--to predict...

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Fortune favours…. Why Thinking of God Increases Bravery

or England, Harry, and Saint George…. Oh, and God. Sorry. Forgot. Oops. Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to research published in Psychological...

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How Ex-Churchgoers Reconstruct Morality

Most former churchgoers experienced deep crises of identity as they questioned their previous moral assumptions and behaviors....

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Israel and Gaza : Same Old, Same Old

Extremism needs dysfunction to flower...

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Geoff Thompson : The Caretaker

Were it not for occasional cultural references or linguistic signposts, The Caretaker could indeed be mistaken for an established liturgical text....

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Single Women, Sex and Colonial Religion

Research reveals how single women shaped the religious culture of colonial Latin America...

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The Vudu Experiment: Pt. 2

'INTENT: to contact the Loa in order to gain advice/empowerment for dealing with the current, and worsening, crisis in the economy.' SWP consults the tarot for political inspiration...

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Modern Day Mesmerism

Many people are familiar with ‘Hypnotism’ in it’s various forms such as Stage Hypnosis and Hypno-therapies, and its modern hyper-packaged cousin ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’....

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Nazi Meteorite Statue Discovery!

Ernst Schafer and his expedition of SS members must have believed they'd hit the quasi-spiritual cosmic jackpot when they discovered the Iron Man statue to the god Vaisravana in 1938. Particularly...

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Angry and Distracted Pt2

There exists one requisite trait needed to face evil: The knowledge of one's own capacity for embodying the trait. Inseparable, treachery and redemption arrive together. The human heart, capable of...

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Making a Cult of Yourself: Hubbard Vs Crowley [Conclusion]

The last years of Hubbard’s life saw him deposed as leader and reduced to a figurehead in a de facto coup, led by young scientologists who had actually been born into the cult. Their argument being...

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