Paul Adams: Poll Shows US Jews Not Supportive of Israel, Israeli Jews Want Less Religion in Government

51% of Israeli Jews Believe U.S. Jews Not Supportive Enough of Israel, Haaretz Poll Finds New survey commissioned for Wednesday’s inaugural Judaism, Israel and Diaspora Conference offers fascinating snapshot of Israeli Jews’ views on God, observance and their U.S. counterparts Phi Beta Iota: Tip of the Hat to Anshel Pfeffer and Ha’aretz for a superb …

Anthony Judge: Fundamental Need for Human Sacrifice by Abrahamic Religions – Vital prerequisite for sustainable global civilization?

Fundamental Need for Human Sacrifice by Abrahamic Religions Vital prerequisite for sustainable global civilization? Introduction Nature of “human sacrifice” Human sacrifice practiced between Abrahamic religions Human sacrifice practiced between factions of Abrahamic religions Human sacrifice practiced symbolically within Abrahamic religions Human sacrifice practiced by Abrahamic religions against others Unconscious need for human sacrifice in Abrahamic …

Owl: Religion is Not to Blame for “Terrorism”

Atheists have It Wrong on Religious Causes of Terrorism and Suicide Bombing This article dispels all illusions based on the belief that terrorism done by Muslim extremists is to be blamed on their religion, a view much favored by well-known atheist critics of religion such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. One of the implied …

Yoda: Catholic Church Reconnects with Poor — Liberation Theology is Back IN — Islam & All Other Religions Should Take Notice…

Fundamental, this is. A Church for the Poor Paul Vallery New York Times, 4 September 2014 LONDON — Pope Francis grabbed headlines recently when he announced that Rome had lifted the block on sainthood for Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, who was shot dead while saying Mass in 1980. But much less attention was …

Anthony Judge: Systemic Reliance of World Religions on Human Sacrifice — Covert use of fatal conflict to ensure vital resource management

Systemic Reliance of World Religions on Human Sacrifice Covert use of fatal conflict to ensure vital resource management Introduction Belief systems challenged by problematic otherness Comprehending an elusive system of game-playing by religions Cybernetic insights into religious system viability Covert operation of religions collectively — and unconsciously? Collective dependence of religions on pain and suffering …

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Religion & the Politics of Religion

This is a NEW list selected from this Category: Religion & Politics of Religion (131). Books rated at 6 Stars are in bold. Guest Reviews Review (Guest): Animal Farm–An American Story (George Orwell) Review (Guest): A Tactical Ethic–Moral Conduct in the Insurgent Battlespace (Dick Couch) Review (Guest): Buddhism without Beliefs (Craig K. Comstock) Review (Guest): …

SchwartzReport: Death of Religion in the USA

There are always unintended consequences resulting from hate. I take this as good news. Christian Right Has Major Role in Hastening Decline of Religion in America CJ WERLEMAN – AlterNet (U.S.) The fastest growing religious faith in the United States is the group collectively labeled ‘Nones,” who spurn organized religion in favor of non-defined skepticism …

Michael Kearns: Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That “All Religions Are True” At Historic Third Vatican Council

Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That “All Religions Are True” At Historic Third Vatican Council Diversity Chronicle, 5 December 2013 For the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in Vatican City, discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is undoubtedly …

Yoda: On Religion – Link List

Overheard at dinner in Afghanistan: Religion is the space between the dots, science the dots, and philosophy the mind-set that blends the two. Education, intelligence (decision-support) and research are the sources and methods for achieving integral consciousness — godliness in spirt, integrity in fact, and heaven on earth in community. Religions can be evaluated in …

Review: Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategy for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism

Ion Mihai Pacepa and Ronald J. Rychlak 3.0 out of 5 stars Walks, Talks, and Smells Like a CIA Publication, July 13, 2013 This book is being touted by Radio Liberty, a CIA subsidiary, and everything about it reeks of a CIA disinformation operation. First, though, an acknowledgement. The Soviets, working largely through their more …