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A Real Pagan-Turner

Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity, by James J. O’Donnell – This book basically covers the switch from polytheistic religion to Christianity in the Roman Empire, largely looking at it from the point of view … Continue reading

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The Salad of the Christ

Humans are naturally omnivorous, but at the same time our capacity for reason and knowledge of mortality have led to considerable debate about whether eating meat is really a good idea. There have been many religious and philosophical movements that … Continue reading

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Burn Up the Old, Ring in the New

I have to say that I find the notion of religious sacrifice to be rather interesting. I don’t mean sacrifice in the broadest sense of simply giving up something you care about, but the offering of objects, animals, and sometimes … Continue reading

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God vs. Greed

I’d been thinking of writing something about Ayn Rand, due partially to my seeing this rather odd juxtaposition at Barnes & Noble: They also mentioned on Last Week Tonight how odd it is that modern conservatives love Rand, despite the … Continue reading

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