On the Sinister Majesty of Black Sabbath

by Kory Grow edited by O Society September 13, 2019 When Black Sabbath first attempted to tour America in 1970, they had a Hell of a time. “We had to face the mayor of [every] town,” drummer Bill Ward once recalled. “We were banned all the time. They were afraid of us. They thought we … Continue reading On the Sinister Majesty of Black Sabbath

The Ethic of Reverence for Life

by Albert Schweitzer edited by O Society September 11, 2019 Excerpted from Civilization and Ethics (Part II of The Philosophy of Civilization translated by John Naish) Descartes tells us philosophizing is based on the judgment: "I think, therefore I am." From this meager and arbitrarily selected beginning it is inevitable it should wander into the path … Continue reading The Ethic of Reverence for Life

Harry Potter Books Removed From Tennessee School Because Exorcist Says They Contain Real Spells

by Holly Meyer edited by O Society September 3, 2019 The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer check out the popular Harry Potter book series from their school's library. The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. … Continue reading Harry Potter Books Removed From Tennessee School Because Exorcist Says They Contain Real Spells

Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping, and the Abandonment of Earth

https://youtu.be/MUOODCHc-XU by Sarah Roberts and Mel Hogan edited by O Society September 1, 2019 “You know, I hear all these rich guys, for some reason they love space. So they’re rich. I said, ‘let them send the rockets up. What the hell do we have to do it, right?'” ~ Donald Trump, Aug 15 2019 … Continue reading Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping, and the Abandonment of Earth

Why People Hate Religion

by Timothy Egan edited by O Society September 1, 2019 You don’t hear much about Sister Norma Pimentel in the secular press. She’s not a wacko, a hypocrite, a sexual predator or a political operative. Her life’s work, she says, is guided by seeing “the presence of God” in migrant children in the shelter she … Continue reading Why People Hate Religion

The Social Gospel

by Christopher Evans edited by O Society August 25, 2019 Throughout American history, religion plays a significant role in promoting social reform. From the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century to the civil rights movement of the 20th century, religious leaders champion progressive political causes. This legacy is evident today in the group called religious … Continue reading The Social Gospel