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Prophecy

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.

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!

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.

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?