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Celebrity Worship

Lauren Duca

Are We About To Start Hatha-Hating Jennifer Lawrence?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.27.2014 | Celebrity

When rising female celebrities walk the red carpet, we instantly make decisions about them that most conveniently fall into the love-hate binary. ...

What Thanksgiving Tells Us About America, Community, Loneliness And God

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

No human being is capable of living an atomized life. We live by community; otherwise, we live badly, or not at all. But now the puzzle: Americans seem to be choosing to condemn themselves to the hell of loneliness. But what does this have to do with religion? Quite a bit, actually

Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen And Moses: Celebrities And Heroes In American Life

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

A society without heroes is a society in moral peril, and our children are hungry for role models who can give their life purpose. Religious Americans need to fill the vacuum.

African Tribe Worships Barbra Streisand's Nose

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

MAHAJANGA, Madagascar - An African tribe is convinced that Barbra Streisand's nose holds special powers -- and prays to it daily for rain, fertile ...

Amazon Rain Forest Tribe Worships Jay Leno's Chin!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

After The Tonight Show, the village priest delivers a sermon about how belief in Jay Leno's chin can transform one's life. Anyone may get up and share about Jay Leno's chin's effect on their life.

Jackson Funeral Won't Convince Followers He Is Dead

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Elvis, the social pathos and obsession with celebrities has grown more than a hundred-fold, and this King of Pop will never be laid to rest or allowed to rest in peace.

Jackson's Death Means We're All Older Now and Need to Sober Up

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

The passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett has hit us near-baby boomers and full-on baby boomers with a rock and roll punch to the gut we weren't ready for.

Being Still in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

Why does religion rely so desperately on the fear factor? Why does it have to use threats of eternal damnation instead of showing real joy?