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Hindus Threaten Violence Over Image Of Krishna With Coca-Cola

Because I see Hindus threatening to kill anyone who shows this picture, I am deciding to join in the blasphemy, and to amplify it. If a Hindu activist group succeeds in pressuring the web host of the mythological discussion group to remove the blasphemous image, I want the image to survive, in defiance of the censorship.

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The Created Creator And The Illusion Of Our Battles

I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in the reality of gods, literally or metaphorically. Nonetheless, I find religions interesting in the way that they play with ideas, and am interested exploring the ideas that the gods proposed by religious groups represent. My starting point in

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Should American Religious Groups Censor Outsiders Who Blaspheme?

September 30 is International Blasphemy Rights Day, an unholy day on which people celebrate the legal right to defy religious leaders’ attempts to restrict speech and artistic expression. I’m tempted to design a set of bedsheets carrying the images of Ganesh, Mohammed, and Jesus to mark the occasion.

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The Fractured Story Of The Cracked Pot

One explanation is that, in spite of all their talk about accepting many sources of religious wisdom, Unitarian Universalists really are only comfortable dealing with Christian religious language. Another explanation is that the story of the Cracked Pot is not really an ancient folktale, but something more like an urban legend.

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Are You Willing To Be A Devotee Of Kumare?

Though he concocted the doctrines and ritual practices of Kumare, Vikram Gandhi began to experience the benefits of them, feeling an increased sense of serenity and happiness… as long as he wasn’t thinking about the fact that he was lying to the people who looked to him for guidance, people with whom he was building relationships of apparent trust.

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What Do You Need A Meditating Frog For?

Pier1 stores across the United States are selling mass-produced statues of frogs, cats, and turtles that appear to be meditating, holding postures typically associated with Hindu or Buddhist sages. Who would buy one of these statues? Where would they put the statue, and for what

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?