Category Archives: Theology

Soul Bites Movies: Review of Assassin’s Creed—Free Will and Salvation

Yesterday, I took a break from spiritualizing and writing about spiritualizing to toddle off to my funky hometown theater and see a movie. I picked Assassin’s Creed because, well, it was the best of a bunch of really bad choices. … Continue reading

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Pray for this Blog! The Hollywood Prayer Network and the Benefits of Sin

How boring would our lives be without pet vices and guilty pleasures—without sneaking off to watch re-runs of Friends or rocking out to Air Supply on your way home from work; without eating a whole bag of Oreos or reading … Continue reading

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Finding Spirituality in the Great American Mess

More and more, I find the most authentic spiritual tradition for me is a good old American mess. Spirituality comes from the body and blood, so I asked myself what spirituality would be most authentic to me? I am of … Continue reading

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All-Access Mystical Experience

I have what might be a failing in me in that I believe everyone can converse with the gods without intercession of any kind—without any sort of special props or preparation or particular woo. The only block, I believe, is … Continue reading

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God at Rest

“All I mean to imply is that, other things being equal, a heroic figure at rest has a greater transporting power than one which is shown in action.” -Aldous Huxley, Heaven and Hell I think this is less about the … Continue reading

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Divine Doings

I balk at the notion that the height of paradisiacal enlightenment is one long, lovely, do-nothing day. The gods “do things” constantly. One of Hermes’ sacred epithets is “Busy.” Why should we consider ourselves “blest” if we are not god-like? … Continue reading

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“That which, in the language of religion, is called ‘this world’ is the universe of reduced awareness, expressed, and, as it were, petrified by language. The various ‘other worlds,’ with which human beings erratically make contact are so many elements … Continue reading

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