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Entries by Eric Simpson from 05/2010

I Changed My Mind on the Death Penalty

| Posted 05.05.2010 | Religion

There was a time when I believed that the death penalty was an act of justice, administered by the state for the punishment of crime. When I became an Orthodox Christian, my views began to change rather swiftly.

The 'If-Only' Folly: The Insatiable Emptiness of Consumerist Culture

| Posted 05.11.2010 | Religion

The error of the protagonist of the Parable of the Fool was not only to imagine that his life and security could be found in affluence, but that his things actually belonged to him, that he actually owned them.

Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Fundamentalist 'Voodoo'

| Posted 05.19.2010 | Religion

The Evangelical Right doesn't accurately represent either authentic Christianity or traditional conservative thought. The end result is an insidious conflation that combines apocalyptic fears with political zeal posturing as religious fervor.

The Tyranny of the Body in the Quest for Spiritual Life

| Posted 05.27.2010 | Religion

When physical appetites obscure the human spirit, we enter the chaos of interior and exterior conflict, addiction, enslavement, and hypocrisy.