Monthly Archives: August 2013

More on Religion and Economic Justice

One of the last causes that propelled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a natural partner of civil rights was economic justice. Religious people have been seeking economic justice for many years even though others have criticized them for it … Continue reading

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Value Added

As most Americans know, today, 28 August 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington DC that was led by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His “I have a dream” speech is iconic of the entire as … Continue reading

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Utopianism and the State

People have been framing their ideas for an ideal society for millennia. Sometimes these utopian visions have been religiously based and sometimes secularly generated. Yet, even the secular utopian visions carry some of the trappings of religions with their own … Continue reading

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Religion and the Public Sector; Ancient Uneasy Relationships

A short time ago, I discovered an 1880’s version of the Apocryphal New Testament in my library. I do not remember where I obtained it or when, but there it was, sitting on a hidden spot on the shelf. On … Continue reading

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Musings while viewing a sculpture from the workshop of Nicostratus

At the Louvre museum in Paris there is a sculpture found at the French school of Athens, Greece depicting a moment in a marriage in Greece from approximately 150-100BCE. In this depiction from an ancient marriage, the husband is portrayed … Continue reading

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The Religious as Agitators

Occasionally, religious people can be activists and sometimes trouble makers. The intersection of religion and the public sector has its tensions and that benefits society in the long run. When religious people do not influence the public sector, abuses can … Continue reading

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Brain Science, Culture and Religion

Granted; I generally limit this blog to matters of religion and culture or the public sector. However, there is another connection that exists in the overall discussion of religion in modern society. The other element is science. As religion impacts … Continue reading

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