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Prophecy

'History Centrism': A Challenge To Abrahamic Faiths

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

So what of the Abrahamic emphasis on prophetic history? Is it possible to accept the teachings of a prophet (or set of prophets) without focusing on prophetic history?

Jason Linkins

Blackbird Deaths Blamed On 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal By Some Prophet-Lady

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're like most Americans, you've probably recently been worried about the mass bird die-offs that made the news this year, fretted about signs an...

God Is Still Speaking -- And Boy Is He Grumpy!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

You know how sometimes a respected elder begins to sound, well, a little cranky? God kicked off the new year by growling in the ears of several people with media platforms. And I gotta tell you, going by what they say, I'm concerned.

Understanding Prophecy: Moses Vs. Nostradamus

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Let's do a little comparison. Let's look at a few of Moses' predictions to see if we believe that they actually came to pass and then contrast them with the perennially popular 16th century French prophet Nostradamus.

Jews And The Need For God: Modern Lessons From Moses Maimonides

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Today, faith is more of a choice than ever before, and atheism is becoming a more socially acceptable alternative to belief. Judaism, especially as an action-based religion, need not feel challenged.

Drawing The Line Between Religious Inspiration And Insanity

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) A teenager says God and Jesus appeared to him in a grove and told him to start a new Christian church...

Sci-Fi As Prophetic Vision: He, She And It

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Marge Piercy's novel He, She and It appeared almost 20 years ago. My review appeared in Tikkun magazine in 1992. Now many aspects of her novel loom even more prophetic than they did before.

A Nobel Prayer

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The vitriol against Obama's peace prize and "those Norwegians" who gave it to him is much deeper than the president's lack of achievements thus far; it is based on a fundamental clash of worldviews.

Survivor: Samoa: Shambling Towards Bethlehem.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Even more stomach-churning than watching Brett Two-Spears running his fingers through the Shambling One's abundant head fur, was watching Brett hit on Natalie by quoting the Bible at her at length.

Survivor: Samoa: The Silence of the Chickens

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

In the last Survivor episode, Shambles' plot to depose the Viper Queen had triumphed, thanks to a flip-vote by John, who avoided a random draw that might send any of them home. This week began Shambles' gleeful return to camp.

Survivor: Samoa Finale: A Confederacy of Douches.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

You don't go on Survivor to test yourself against better players. You go on to win a million dollars! The point isn't playing against people who can beat you. The point is to obtain a big wad of cash!

Planet Hollywood

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

A common theme runs through several films slated to hit theaters soon: the earth and its fate. "Take heed," the filmmakers seem to be saying, "or these will be our struggles."

Toward 2012

Daniel Pinchbeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daniel Pinchbeck

What might our society gain from the legitimate use and study of psychedelics if their benefits, as well as risks, were well understood and articulated?