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  • Spiritual But Not Religious- A Sexless Marriage!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 24, 2014 | 6:15 pm

    Organized religion often impedes the path to spirituality.  For many, religion blocks faith. 

    I often hear “I am spiritual but not religious!”  Spirituality without good religion is a sexless marriage.

    The SBNR wants to experience the mystical while protesting three imposing...

  • Meet My God

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    March 31, 2014 | 7:33 am

    Throughout life, we redefine love.  We struggle with love as we age from childhood, through the rebellious teenage years, to when we graduate school, to when we seek a family of our own, to when a child enters our lives, to when we lose a parent or experience significant loss, to...

  • And the winner is ...

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 5:30 pm

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    So if I tell you who did it, do I still get to go to heaven?

    OK, so The God Blog’s first caption contest didn’t draw a ton of interest, and it took me a month to announce the winner but ... congrats to EJR who offered the quip above and will soon become the proud owner of “The Jerusalem Book of Quotations” by Jack Friedman.

    Another caption contest coming soon.

  • Religions Hold Mix of Justice and Mercy

    By Reuven Firestone

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Religion did not begin with compassion. The gods of the ancient Near East were not exactly epitomes of goodness.

    In the flood story of the Gilgamesh Epic, the gods destroyed humanity not because they were reacting to unbridled violence and sin, as in the biblical (and...

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  • Rome and Baghdad

    By Reuven Firestone

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The pagan Roman Empire was the most complex and refined civilization that had ever appeared on earth. Its religious practice ensured eternal protection by the gods. Its emperor was appointed by the divinity as ruler of the Roman state. Although the empire flourished for many...

  • Visiting Peru’s Would-be Jews

    By Bryan Schwartz

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Chan Chan is the world's largest mud city. Lying just outside the town of Trujillo, on Peru's northern coast, Chan Chan's high earthen walls feature pre-Columbian carvings paying tribute to the civilization's many gods.

    In 2001, I ventured to Peru, not just to visit the ruins...

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