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In the News: New Writings on Cannabis and Judaism

In the News: New Writings on Cannabis and Judaism

In popular media, Christians have been vocal about cannabis for years: some for, some against, and some in the middle somewhere. But there has been relatively little reporting about cannabis and Judaism. A story in my facebook feed caught my eye this morning: a HuffPo article by Jane Marcus, PhD entitled Holy Cannabis: The Bible […]

God Created THC: The Threat of The New Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

God Created THC: The Threat of The New Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

Because the very sound of her voice is like icepicks stabbed in my ears, I honestly couldn’t tell you if Nancy Grace is continuing to talk about marijuana all day every day like she talked about Casey Anthony for 5 years or so. In the original CNN segment that generated so much buzz – and buzzkill […]

Genocide & The Thanksgiving Day Myth

Genocide & The Thanksgiving Day Myth

Above: “Enlightened and Christian Warfare in the 19th Century–Massacre of Indian Women and Children in Idaho” published in “Frank Leslie’s Illustrated,” August 1868. Article republished with permission from Popular Resistance. The Defining and Enabling Experience of Our “Civilization”  As we again plan to celebrate what US “Americans”call Thanksgiving, let us pause for a moment of […]

An Agnostic’s Guide To Good Moral Lessons From The Bible

An Agnostic’s Guide To Good Moral Lessons From The Bible

When I was very young I was forced to go to church. However, when the preacher of the church was found to have stolen money from the church funds, I didn’t have to go anymore. Yippee! No more Vacation Bible School! No more early Sunday mornings! I was happy, but at a very young age, […]