Review: On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good

Jim Wallis 5.0 out of 5 stars TImely — Relevant to 2014 and 2016, March 29, 2013 God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It is in my view the better book, here is the first sentence from my review of that book in 2005: “Jim Wallis has my …

Mini-Me: One Million Strike in Indonesia – For Labor, Not Religion

Huh? Indonesia: One million on strike Ted Sprague Militan Indonesia, Tuesday, 09 October 2012 Amazing! There is no other word that can describe the situation on October 3. Workers all over Indonesia went on strike and took to the streets. This first national general strike in half a century truly raises expectations and hopes that …

Worth a Look: Free Book – Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?

Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship? Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science By Robert Fuller Published: July 30, 2012 Language: English ISBN: 9781476037202 Free Download (Book Page) Short description “Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?” identifies and explores common ground between two of the great civilizing forces of human history and shows how they can work …

Mini-Me: It’s Official – Open Source Everything is a Religion in Sweden

Huh? In Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V we trust: File-sharing made an official Swedish religion And lo’ they shared the files, and ’twas good. Anti-piracy efforts may soon be labeled as religious persecution as the Swedish government has apparently recognized file sharing as an official religion. Meet Philosophy student Isak Gerson, who is the mind behind the Church …

Mini-Me: Agents of Religion – Religion of Agents

Huh? AGENTS OF RELIGION-RELIGION OF AGENTS (Vol. I): THE INFLUENCE OF FAITH IN THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES Zhyldyz Oskonbaeva (RIEAS Senior Advisor & Eurasian Liaison) NEWSLETTER Issue #5 – May 2012 (Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies) The more followers you have, the stronger is their belief in you. The more believers you have, the greater your …

Event: 20 Mar 1200-1330 Religion, Terror, and Error – U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement, by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston

Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement, by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston, president and founder, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy Date & Time: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. How should the United States deal with the jihadist challenge and other religious imperatives that permeate today’s …

Chuck Spinney: Is Global Warming Religion or Science?

From a perspective of elementary epistemology, the difference between practice of religion and practice of science is really quite simple:  in  religion, one changes one’s observations about reality to fit one’s conception or model of reality ; in science, one changes one’s model of reality to fit one’s observations about reality.  At the heart of …

Open Source Politics and Religion

Open Source Politics and Religion I just sent the following to an email list I’m on (Google Group Next Net), and thought it would be worth sharing here: I’ve been involved with R.U. Sirius in instigating an International Open Source Party (version 2.0 – we tried it before but it didn’t quite launch). He wrote …

Review: The Beginning of All Things–Science and Religion

Hans Kung Deeper and more Complex of Three Books on Same Topic April 7, 2011 I tend to read in threes, and this is the deeper and more complex of the three. The first, the one I gave 6+ stars to for its simplicity and coherence, was God and Science: Coming Full Circle?. The second–and …

Reference: Religion, Science, & Philosophy

2012 is a year of awakening, and a year of convergence.  Inspired by two books by Capt Doug Johnston, USN (Ret), Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft (1995) and Faith-Based Diplomacy–Trumping Realpolitik (2003), our collective concept of public intelligence has treated faith as essential and integral to the advanced Information Operations (IO) Cube. Ref A:  …

Review (Guest): Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion–Illusions, Delusions, and Realities about Human Nature

Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown 5.0 out of 5 stars Eloquently written review! Best of Class. Congratulations! February 16, 2010 By Kenneth J. Garcia “Jazz Is …” (Baltimore, Maryland United States) In my early 20’s, circa 1973, I questioned why each culture had it’s own distinct religion much like they spoke a distinct tongue? …