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Religious Fanaticism

Defusing Religious Fanatacism

Ron Kronish | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Religion is an ancient and powerful tool for propelling people into action and providing them with the feeling that this action gives meaning to their...

Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Fanatics

Lena Hades | Posted 05.10.2016 | World
Lena Hades

Being a fanatic means that you are a fan to the point that you are obsessed with the person you are a fan of and you might even try to hurt someone who is not a fan or is a fan of a rival.

How to Be Grateful When Bombs Are Falling

Trish Kinney | Posted 11.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Trish Kinney

This morning I received this essay from Judi Cohen, a meditation and mindfulness teacher whose focus is training attorneys and judicial system workers...

Overcoming Challenges to Peace

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 09.18.2016 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

When I visited Latin America in June this year, we sent a message to meet with the leaders of the Colombian rebel group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). They responded positively and we had a very fruitful meeting in Cuba.

'Dig' Dug Itself a Giant Hole

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.08.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Dig on the U.S.A. Network was a hot mess in the style of The DaVinci Code, and it was tremendous fun until the end, when it just fizzled out. Much like that thriller.

The Best Way to Get Rid of Evil

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

The best way to get rid of evil is to change our ideas about it. The two concepts about evil that do nothing to end it are, first, the concept of cosm...

Walking in a Muslim's Moccasins: A Different Perspective on the Muslim Protests

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 11.23.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

With Muslim faith and fancy lands and resources under continuous military and media attack for more than a decade, we should not be surprised at their resentment.

My Family Fanatics

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

My relatives might as well be pairs of Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormons -- strangers at the door -- for all they have to do with me. They ring my bell, as it were, several times a year, only to press my arm into a spiritual blood pressure cuff of their own devising: Am I saved or, as they suspect, not?

My Religion Is Better Than Yours

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

We need to give up our sectarian views and abandon the thought that only the people of my tradition have been blessed and that all others have been condemned.

Ignorant Certainty

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The big, scary thing about the National Defense Authorization Act -- the thing that summons irrationality from the pit of our collective paranoia -- is the provision that would expand the "war on terror," at presidential discretion, to the whole world.

In Defense Of Religious Moderates

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The core teachings of all great religions is the middle path, drawing us to humility and telling us that what matters most is not how well we follow any specific doctrine or scripture but how we treat each other.

Reject Terrorists, Not Scripture

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Reject Islamophobia in favor of terror-o-phobia. The enemy is not a certain religion but barbaric practices done in its name.

The Dangers of Religious Passion

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Those who would manipulate the masses to their own advantage invariably draw on the power of passion. And for most of history, and never more than now, religion is the passion of choice.

Southern California Muslims Battle Islamophobia in a Post 9/11 World

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

Terrorism. Terrorists. Since the planes flew into the World Trade towers on September 11, 2001, these words have become almost synonymous with Islam and being a Muslim.

What Barack Obama Can Do To Help Achieve Middle East Peace

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

President-elect Barack Obama has a real opportunity to help Palestinians and Israelis achieve a real peace, and then begin a real war on terrorism tha...