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Don't Tell the Catholic Church, but Heresy Is Actually a Good Thing

David Benko | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen
David Benko

My status as heretic derives from the fact that I don't identify myself with any established political philosophies. I will look at a solution to a problem, and if it works, I will support it, and if it doesn't, then I will not.

Why the Bible Is Not the Word of God

Alexander J. Barron | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Alexander J. Barron

I believe that God is all-loving and all-powerful, and that his son, Jesus of Nazareth, was the son of God, who has given us a way to live life fully and abundantly. Yet, I do not believe the Holy Bible is the infallible word of God.

Mob Kills Woman And Girls Over Facebook Post, Police Say

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

(Updates with comment from witness, adds PICTURE tag) By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, July 28 (Reuters) - A Pakistani mob...

Sarah Palin's Heresy

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

When Sarah Palin commented, at this last week's national National Rifle Association convention, "...waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists," she did worse than offend, worse than degrade human beings, worse than stir up a group of weapon-advocates. She did so in the Name of God.

Fundamentalist Christians Do Not Take the Bible Literally Either

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Those who insist the Bible is "literally true" have all but destroyed the very Bible they want everyone to take seriously.

What's In A Name?

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

Pope Francis could use the choice of his name to recall the message of St. Francis' teaching on the holiness of self-chosen poverty, not just for individuals but especially for the church which claims to represent the message of Jesus himself.

Where Did Heresy Begin?

Greg Carey | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

The claim that our religious beliefs and practices are right because they are ancient goes way back in our history. But an important new book points out that Christian heresy did not emerge when some misguided Christians deviated from a "pure" and "original" orthodoxy.

The Church Is Wrong! Fr. Flannery, Like MLK, Is Right To Follow His Conscience

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The Roman Church and its misguided leaders may seek to "kill" the reputation and ministry of Flannery. But, they will succeed only in giving birth to other Flannerys, to other Martin Luther Kings.

I Am a Heretic and I Talk to My Cat, Gustavo -- It's on the internet, So It Must Be True

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

What I hope for is that, even in times when we disagree with one another so deeply on issues of the Christian faith, we can do so always knowing, believing and living the challenge that it is to be the Body of Christ. This is my prayer and I'm sticking to it.

Geezus Chris: A. R. Gurney's Heresy

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high, but the talented folks at The Flea Theater couldn't entirely save this clever concept for a show from what struck me as unfortunately simplistic writing.

How Heretical Is 'Heresy'?

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

In his new play Heresy, at the Flea Theater, A.R. Gurney has taken aim with a modern-day parody of the biblical story of Jesus Christ, but he never quite hits the bull's-eye.

Are The Culture Wars Real? A Case For Heresy

Christian Piatt | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt


Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Linda Kenney Baden

I was raised Roman Catholic -- a product of Catholic school education through Grades 1-12, taught by the nuns, Sisters of Mercy. I regret that in the past I never understood their real value. I do now.

Hooray For Heretics

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Conservatives like Douthat, who pine for a mythical version of a church-centered postwar world, might lament that, but I say thank God for heretics. They broaden our minds and deepen our spirits.

Satan Speaks to Santorum - and Has Some Words For Sarah Palin, Too

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

You know me. Sometimes they call me "Satan." Sometimes the call me "evil." At too-big-to-fail banks they call me "moral hazard." In your town they call me "electability."

The Presentment -- Father Doesn't Know Jack!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts
Ellen Snortland

I highly recommend The Presentment, though I would love this show to play in areas that aren't "the choir" but rather the persecutors and haters of its message.

A Swedish Burger Chain Says "Minimize Me"

Andrew Winston | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

What do you do if you want to be a responsible corporate citizen and you sell fast food? Well, I think your company would look a lot like Max Burgers, based in Sweden.

Paul Young, Bestselling Author of The Shack, Challenges Seattle Pastor Mark Driscoll to "Man Up"

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tyler Mahoney

Mark seems quite fond of telling his congregants to "man up" and I guess I am really asking him to do the same. I would like him to say to my face what he has spread around the world via Youtube, and you can be sure I'll have a few questions for him as well.

Two Bits: News Ratings and Heresy

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I am in the midst of writing a long and serious paper and have recently neglected Huff Post, but two occurrences seem so newsworthy that I will briefl...

Galileo 400: A Brand New Sky!

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eric Lurio

Four hundred years ago, Galileo turned his telescope to the heavens. As far as he knew, no one had done it before. In the 21st Century, we're totally blasé about this sort of thing.

Why We Can't Get Enough of the Tudors

S.J. Parris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
S.J. Parris

Why are we compelled to go on retelling the story of this troubled royal dynasty who lived and loved and fought and shagged and chopped off heads half a millennium ago?

Face The Inquisition

Dean Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Becker

Today's "compassionate" drug warriors have fractured the futures and pulverized the possibilities of more than 37,000,000 US citizens.