Jesus goes to Hollywood


News Item: “Hollywood is to fill in the Bible’s “missing years” with a story about Jesus as a wandering mystic who travelled across India, living in Buddhist monasteries and speaking out against the iniquities of the country’s caste system.” Like Mr. Joseph Smith of upstate New York who received the Book of Mormons in a […]

On Jokes and Laughter


Why do jokes make us laugh? The human mind rejoices when it perceives a great truth. Religious ecstasy and the eureka of scientists are instances of this. For true religious experience is the recognition of a profound truth about the essence of our being, and a scientific discovery is the unveiling of a profound truth […]

sad reflection on the Enlightenment


Report: “The government (of Malaysia) maintained that views held by “deviant” groups endangered national security. According to the Jakim Web site, 56 deviant teachings were identified and prohibited to Muslims as of year’s end.”  Of the many ironies that sprinkle humanity’s history one is that the spirit of religious Enlightenment carries within it seeds of […]