Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

A religious fanatic is someone who can't change their mind and won't change the subject. The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “Make America great again,” this moment is … Continue reading Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

Onward Christian Fascists Onward Christian soldiers!   Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus   Going on before. Christ, the royal Master,   Leads against the foe; Forward into battle,   See, His banners go! At the name of Jesus   Satan’s host doth flee; On then, Christian soldiers,   On to victory! Hell’s foundations quiver   At the shout of praise: … Continue reading Onward Christian Fascists

Christianity Today: Trump Should Be Removed from Office

“Well, I think many. I mean, you know, when we get into the Bible, I think many. So many,” he responded. “And some people—look, an eye for an eye, you can almost say that. That’s not a particularly nice thing. And we can learn a lot from the Bible, that I can tell you.” ~ Donald … Continue reading Christianity Today: Trump Should Be Removed from Office

Who was the Buddha?

by Alexander Wynne edited by O Society At Wat Doi Kham, my local temple in Chiang Mai in Thailand, visitors come in their thousands every week. Bearing money and garlands of jasmine, the devotees prostrate themselves in front of a small Buddha statue, muttering solemn prayers and requesting their wishes be granted. Similar rituals are performed … Continue reading Who was the Buddha?

How Mindfulness Morphed from Ancient Religious Practice into Corporate Tool "Breathe!” The contemporary white-collar worker is constantly exhorted. Capitalism drives us crazy and makes us sick. But whatever the malady — anxiety, hypertension, or trouble focusing at work — “mindfulness” is touted as the cure. interview with Ron Purser edited by O Society Dec 10, 2019 The roots of mindfulness as a spiritual practice go back … Continue reading How Mindfulness Morphed from Ancient Religious Practice into Corporate Tool

The Origins of White Supremacy

by Chelli Stanley edited by O Society Dec 7, 2019 White supremacy is an incredibly insincere distraction that tries to erase the histories of White, Black, and Red peoples. “Many White people seem to have forgotten what happened to them.” Some say the white supremacy ideology comes from pride.  Some say it comes from a belief that … Continue reading The Origins of White Supremacy

How Economics Became a Religion

Introduction by O Society Dec 3, 2019  Economics people (my brother in-law is one) tend to think of what they do as some sort of science because they have all these formulae and so on. When you ask my b-i-l what he learned in school, his reply is, “We learned lots of math. I’m real … Continue reading How Economics Became a Religion