Monthly Archives: October 2012

Death, Statistics, Happiness – what else?

[Apologies for the pics - having a bit of a meme-fest at the moment..] This post begin by considering some new stats, but ends up far away, considering some issues around death and happiness.. As many have noted, the Pew Forum report has given us some interesting stats about religion. I reblogged Per Smith writing […]

Originally posted on irritually:
As I noted earlier, the Pew Forum released a report two days ago about religious disaffiliation in the United States entitled “‘Nones’ on the Rise.” As one might imagine Pew has been publicizing this report in a variety of ways, but often by emphasizing one particular finding at a time. That’s…

Originally posted on Theoglos:
This question, of course, arises in the context of the current debate over the authenticity of a purportedly fourth-century papyrus fragment in Coptic which has Jesus saying “my wife …” The existence of this fragment, which is being called The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, was announced by Professor Karen L. King…

Originally posted on Philosophy & Religion Video Interviews:
Professor Lincoln argues for ways in which John can and cannot be described as the ‘spiritual gospel’ Professor Andrew Lincoln is part of the TRS team at the University of Gloucestershire

Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:
By Alan Miller, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Alan Miller is Director of The New York Salon and Co-Founder of London’s Old Truman Brewery. He is speaking at The Battle of Ideas at London’s Barbican in October. By Alan Miller, Special to CNN The increasingly common refrain that “I’m…

Originally posted on Window On Religion:
I was checking my social media accounts this morning when I noticed that an article by author and businessman Alan Miller was getting a fair amount of attention on Facebook. He has written an opinion piece for CNN titled “My Take: ‘I’m spiritual but not religious’ is a cop-out”.…

CNN, Spiritual But Not Religious and being angry..

Reading like a summary of Dispirited (sort of), Alan Miller of CNN offers his take on the “I’m spiritual, but not religious”. He writes: The increasingly common refrain that “I’m spiritual, but not religious,” represents some of the most retrogressive aspects of contemporary society. The spiritual but not religious “movement” – an inappropriate term as that would suggest […]

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