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Tidbits - June 20, 2019 - Reader Comments: Bernie Sanders; Elizabeth Warren: Impeachment; Iran war; Healthcare; Cuba Travel; How Well Are We Doing?; Religion and Gay Rights; Resources: South Africa; Gay Pride; New York Rent Laws; more...

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Reader Comments: Bernie Sanders; Elizabeth Warren: Impeachment; Iran war threat; Healthcare; Cuba Travel; How Well Are We Doing - Who You Asking; United Methodist Church and Gay Rights; Resources: South Africa; Gay Pride; New York Rent Laws; more...

Tidbits - May 30, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; Abortions; Medicare for All; NY Farm Workers; Pardoning War Criminals; Bolivia; Germany and BDS; Toronto General Strike; East Side Freedom Library; Faith Leaders Call To Action; more....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; Abortions; Medicare for All; NY Farm Workers Win Right to Organize; Pardoning War Criminals; Bolivia; Germany and BDS; Toronto General Strike; East Side Freedom Library; Reality Winner; Faith Leaders Call To Action; more

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The World Come of Age

Tyler Davis Reading Religion
This timely study, writes reviewer Davis, "recovers the theoretical integrity and conceptual complexity of a movement often reduced to the practical challenges it presented to establishment theologies."

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Damn It All: A Meditation on Hell

Stephen Greenblatt New York Review of Books
Charting the origins of the Christian idea of a vast underground realm where the souls of sinners were hauled to suffer eternal punishments by fiends, the author walks readers through a panoply of sadistic fantasies long considered revealed truths.

Bob Dylan: With God on Our Side

Bob Dylan's memorable 1988 Live Oakland performance of With God on Our Side made into a historical / lyric video.

People of Faith Confront the Border

Sarah LaWall Our Future
Two thousand years ago, a young mother and father fled for their lives and left everything behind for the safety of their child. Their names were Mary and Joseph.

Yes, There Is a War Between Science and Religion

Jerry Coyne The Conversation
In the end, it’s irrational to decide what’s true in your daily life using empirical evidence, but then rely on wishful-thinking and ancient superstitions to judge the “truths” undergirding your faith.

Dialectics of Christmas

Fred Halliday Verso Blog
A vintage holiday treat from the UK's Black Dwarf, Christmas 1969*, where the author analyzes the dialectic of Christmas in which the desire for happiness is marshaled into a tool of subjection (and alcoholic oblivion).

Friday Nite Videos | December 14, 2018

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Five movies for the holidays: First Reformed | Movie. If Beale Street Could Talk. "Bisbee '17" | Documentary. Minding the Gap | Documentary. Amazing Grace | Documentary.
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