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Everyone's a Biblical Literalist Until You Bring Up Gluttony

Rachel Held Evans | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Rachel Held Evans

Eating shellfish is an abomination, a bare head is a disgrace, gossips will not inherit the kingdom of God, careless words are punishable by hell, guys who leer at women should gouge out their eyes.

25 Reasons to Fast This Yom Kippur

Oren Mendez | Posted 11.09.2013 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Yom Kippur is the jewish day of atonement. It is traditionally spent with a 25 hour period of fasting, in order to repent all the sins you've committed in the past year. And you know you committed a lot.

When Winners Are Losers

Wayne Muller | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Wayne Muller

These empty substitutes for authentic yearnings of our human hearts create inescapable cycles of striving and working harder and longer, using the same tools over and over -- tools that are actually designed not to work.

God's Good Name

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

When those of us who have dedicated our lives to promoting a Godly vision of the world even appear to subvert others, we slowly (or immediately, depending on the gravity of the action) destroy that which we purport to elevate: God.

Neon Americana Based On 7 Deadly Sins

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

Artist and fashion editor Amanda Eliasch's neon signs, which are inspired by the seven deadly sins, are a tongue-in-cheek look at Hollywood culture. T...

Indulgences Make A Catholic Comeback

nytimes.com | PAUL VITELLO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The announcement in church bulletins and on Web sites has been greeted with enthusiasm by some and wariness by others. But mainly, it has gone over th...

Obama Doesn't Need to Atone, May Seem Out of Touch

Sam Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sam Sanders

Many American voters want to see a person like themselves, someone who has atoned for past mistakes and is reborn as a dedicated public leader. Unfortunately, Obama does not fit in this mold.

Step VI of My Spiritual Journey: In Which I (Try To) Meditate

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Verena von Pfetten

It's the start of the sixth week of My Spiritual Journey, and I feel like I've hit a hump. I've asked a nun for guidance, and I've confessed my sins. ...