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I'm Crazy (e book of love)

The first essay starts this way: "I'm crazy." Perfect for the start of this project. I take inspiration from the song "American Pie": "Did you write the book of love?" I want to say yes to that. Raise your hand if you always wanted to say, "Yes, I did write the book of love." No? Just me?

It's some unconventional Christianity that I posit, based on my experiences in the "other side". More will be forthcoming if this is received well.
posted by paladin on Nov 16, 2016 - 0 comments

A New Aesthetic for Inner Explorers

This is a sort of manifesto calling for a new orientation for writing and art, one based on the conscious desire to elucidate our subtlest and most elusive experiences, as the only true path to understanding human nature -- and ultimately making progress on the problems that plague individuals and society.
posted by shivohum on Aug 6, 2014 - 0 comments

How to Lose Your Religion in 5 Easy Steps

Retain your cultural identity while losing your religion with this proven method developed by real Jews who came to America from Czarist Russia at the turn of the century.
posted by dziga on Aug 20, 2013 - 0 comments

The Point of Life is the Explosion of Experience Into Ideas

This is an article that puts forward a new theory of the meaning of life, one based on self-expression. It's the product of many years of thinking at the intersection of psychology, philosophy, and religion.
posted by shivohum on May 12, 2013 - 1 comment

I'm Thomas

On February 20, 1974, science fiction author Philip K. Dick began a journey into an otherworldly state of being. He was no longer just writing about the fantastic, but entered an utterly strange, strangely compelling, far country of experience. He wrote that he felt the presence of a twin, whom he called Thomas, who he thought must have lived in apostolic days. Many of his thoughts, which he did not neglect to put on paper, are scattered, almost confused, a man who was reaching beyond reality and trying to put the things he found in terms ill suited for the concrete. [more inside]
posted by paladin on Apr 30, 2013 - 1 comment

The Gospel According to Judas

This is the beginning of a book I’m working on. I’ve linked first to where it starts from the beginning and not the reverse chronological order that the main site shows, the normal link. Right now it’s the roughest possible draft, jumping around to whatever comes into my head, having experienced just recently some intense stuff, the inspiration for this book. I know there is already a book out there with the same title, totally different idea. To comment you must register, wanted to make sure that you couldn’t comment unless you really wanted to. It’s an ongoing affair, hopefully I’ll update it every day with a little tidbit.
posted by paladin on Feb 12, 2013 - 0 comments

Taoish: a place for irreverent spirituality

Spiritual but not pretentious (and occasionally downright funny). Taoish is a website (with printed annual) for manifestations of contemplative inspiration here and now, in the modern west. The article categories are Comedy, Politics, Cultures, Arts, Sports, and Deeper. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Dec 8, 2012 - 0 comments

Religion and the 2012 U.S. Election

Here's an editorial in The Guardian I wrote with a political scientist on the role of religion in this year's presidential election. We aimed for reasoned analysis rather than fulmination. Hope you find it insightful.
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 29, 2012 - 0 comments

My debut novel Nothingness

Years in the making, my first novel Nothingness is finally available as an e-book on Smashwords. It's a darkly comic satire on America drowning in delusion. A family is dissolving in a community turning more paranoid with every additional inch of rain that falls. It's like Don Quixote meets Lord of the Flies. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll believe anything. [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge on Aug 27, 2012 - 3 comments

Public Books

A curated monthly review devoted to spirited debate about books and the arts, created by and for a transnational community of writers, artists, and activists. Inaugural contributors include Tobias Kelly, Bruce Robbins, Lawrence Weschler (interviewing Errol Morris), Laura Norén, David Henkin, Adam Morris, and Sharon Marcus. Brought to you by the editors of Public Culture and NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge. [more inside]
posted by interrupt on Jun 28, 2012 - 0 comments

The Book of Urizen

A handy tumblr site that contains William Blake's incredible 1794 work of art/literature/prophecy "The Book of Urizen" in its entirety. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Feb 26, 2012 - 6 comments

Radio about Religion

The Conference of the Birds is a radio show about religion. The first episode "The Devil in Islam" is up! Stay tuned, lots more in the queue.
posted by cyberdad on Jun 7, 2011 - 3 comments

Map of Where the Twelve Apostles Died

As a Saturday night project I made this map of locations where the Twelve Apostles of Jesus died. Blue markers represent commonly accepted death locations while yellow markers represent disputed locations.
posted by Catholicgauze on May 17, 2011 - 0 comments

Mirrordemon

I fight demons, or just the one...
posted by indiscriminate on Jan 21, 2011 - 3 comments

At Once Good and Imperfect

A tumblr featuring meditations on contemplative living written or inspired by 20th century Catholic monk Thomas Merton. About half of the blog's content are Merton quotes, and the other half are similarly-themed short posts or links to content on monasticism or contemplation from a variety of religious traditions. Theme by MeFi's own Rory Marinich.
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jul 5, 2010 - 0 comments

Tea Party Jesus

A new Tumblr blog putting the words of conservative Christians into the mouth of Jesus Christ. I'm planning on doing frequent updates, so check back!
posted by EarBucket on Apr 8, 2010 - 12 comments

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