"Religious funerals and weddings are often attended by people who don't share the religion, and everyone understands when those people don't participate in specific rituals. (I've attended plenty of Masses, for example, and didn't…"
"Yes! As one example, a friend sees purpose in continually learning from each other; as he puts it, "we are each other's lesson plans."
As for morality and compassion, I'll repeat what Joan Denoo said concisely in another…"
"Amen! (In the original sense of "what he said!" "I believe it!" Doesn't have to have anything to do with prayer.)
Then again, being Jewish is more being part of a large extended family than about religion. (And it's not…"
"Besides health and hygiene, the "benefit" of the kosher laws might well be to discourage observant Jews from socializing with non-Jews, leading to the "horrors" of intermarriage and assimilation. That would be an adaptive trait…"
"Speaking of tea... Greenpeace just found that a lot of tea grown in China and India has hazardous levels and types of pesticides, with DDT and other banned pesticides in some teas. ("Poisons in our tea") As for organics, Ruth wrote there…"
"Dan Barker's "Beware of Dogma" is worth sharing!
Beware of Dogma (Dan Barker)
Beware of dogma, it has a bite.Beware of dogma, it wants a fight.Beware of dogma, it will igniteA holy war by itself.
Beware of dogma, it'll…"
"You guys might enjoy the website "Not Always Right" (as in "the customer is..."). http://notalwaysright.com/
(Among the stories of cluelessness and bad behavior are also some about awesome customers and awesome workers.)"