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God is Coming
You knew it would happen sooner or later. You knew there was no escape. But do you really know why?read on

Cultural Practitioners: A Melting Pot Observation
A generation or more after the Holocaust, the Troubles in Ireland, and consistent religious oppression in other countries, there comes a phenomenon: the cultural practitioner.read on

The Agnostic Pulpit: Explaining Non-belief
Religion and its claims are not my problems until and unless they knock on my door and try to run any part of my life.read on

Religion in the White House Is it time for Change?
Should religion still be as important in the selection process for the President of the United States of America?read on

The True price of Religious Freedom
Proposition 8 (Amending the California state constitution to make same sex marriage illegal) was touted as preserving Religious Freedom. Can anyone be truly free unless Everyone is free?read on

Do we really need The Ten Commandments?
Religion! Ah...there's a word that crashes into a conversation like a Steer on a Segway. Nothing creates more drama, tension, and war than the old 'my imaginary friend is better than your imaginary friend' debate.read on

The Message of All Religions (and why it's usually ignored)
In this excerpt from Mr. Shelton's forthcoming novel "The Message" (expected relase date, Fall 2009), a humorous insight is posited as to what God has tried to tell us over the last couple millennia, and why we keep screwing it up.read on

Were the Inquisitors bad people?
I claim that those medieval church fathers and inquisitors in the service of the church who destroyed their religious opponents without mercy were not basically bad or evil people.read on

Religion is the Crack Cocaine of the Masses
With the election finally over, we can turn to the biggest social divider of our lifetime, religion. read on

God vs. Communism: Our search for a national identity
How a decade of racial and political turmoil, a religious president, and an activist priest shaped the religious identity of a nation.read on

Spiritual abuse & cults - why some fall prey
The vast majority of people who join cults were approached at a very low period of their lives. They may have been suffering from deep depression, grief, crisis, profound uncertainty, or questioning their purpose in life.read on

My story: Growing up as a Jehovah's Witness
Every child raised as a Jehovah's Witness will have different circumstances. However, the intensity of pressure to conform remains constant.read on

Outsourced Spirituality: The Organized Religion
The history of Mankind is filled with numerous instances which can be seen as advancements or retreats. The advent of writing is universally seen as an advancement.read on


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