Mythology and Religion: In The News

What needs do mythology and religion serve in today's world and in ancient times? Here we discuss the relationship between mythology, religion and science from mythological, religious and philosophical viewpoints.

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Post by CarmelaBear » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:20 pm

I know, right?

I love freedom of feeling and thought. It leads me home again, home again, jiggedy jig.

The noble Duke of York had ten thousand men.
He took them up to the top of the hill,
And brought them down again.

When you're up, you're up,
And when you're down, you're down,
But when you're only halfway up,
You're neither up or down.

:)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_religion
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Post by CarmelaBear » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:27 am

Supreme Court rulings on same sex marriage represent a seriously wonderful and hopeful development for the positive acceptance of gay people with the right to marry and divorce and make families just like straighties.

I'm pleasantly surprised.

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Post by Dionysus » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:52 am

A GREAT Day! A WONDERFUL Day!! HURRAH!!!
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Post by Nermin » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:50 pm

New data from Facebook shows that 70 percent of people on the social media website are friends with at least one openly gay person.
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/06/2 ... ay-friend/
Courtesy of WSJ
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Post by CarmelaBear » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:30 pm

Sweet.

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Post by JamesN. » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:23 pm

This article; ( not the video ); caught my eye this morning. Seems like Pope Francis means what he says about ( church change ) in his journey as pontiff so far. It will be interesting to watch how his efforts play out:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/pop ... dglJlko6pr

And this one is even better:

http://news.yahoo.com/francis-church-sh ... 27465.html
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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:13 pm

I voted against a city ban on late term abortion. My vote was cast early, and I made sure my patient's absentee ballot was cast as well. We are feminists.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/us/al ... EdscgafbxQ

http://www.abqjournal.com/

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Post by Dionysus » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:34 pm

Hi Bear, Aborted fetuses outside of a museum for the benefit of the kids as an act of love. Hitchens (sp?) was right. Religion IS child abuse
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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:08 pm

I miss his presence.
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Post by Dionysus » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:34 pm

CB, I didn't always agree with him, but he was fun to have around.
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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:27 pm

He could be snarky.

He turned on the left when he supported the war in Iraq. It's amazing how many governmental and religious insiders remain firmly in favor of endless conflict with Islamicists and Arabs.

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Post by CarmelaBear » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:05 pm

Politics and religion in America: surprise-surprise.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/op ... h_20131208

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Post by Dionysus » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:39 pm

Ahhhh, Presbyterian America. Ya gotta love it (or leave it).
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Post by CarmelaBear » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:04 pm

The Presbyterian guy loved money so much, he married a woman named Penny. He loved sweet junk food so much, he named his first born Candy. Now, he's divorced and dating a young lady named Fanny.

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Once in a while a door opens, and let's in the future. --- Graham Greene
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