"Glad you're feeling better Ralph! I'm not that far from Regent University, I'll try to see if I can convince seven or eight students to actually read their holy texts and entertain a little uncertainty!!!"
"It is sad but the loss of friends and acquaintances over these philosophical differences is to be expected; especially when the believer's faith is rooted in emotions, fear and vanity. It is almost certain that the garden variety believer did…"
"Dele, I often wonder; why were our ancestors so gullible and inviting to these alien religious systems? When the first Europeans came to the shores of West Africa with this "holy book" in one hand a gun in the other; why didn't the…"
"I am always re-energized when I read the comments of brothers like Adebowale and Danladi; thank you gentlemen! Do either of you have any idea what percentage of Sub-Saharan Africans share the same perspectives regarding these…"
"Dr. Frances Cress Welsing author of "The Isis Papers", Dr. Na'im Akbar author of "The Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery" and other Black intellectuals have dealt with this issue extensively. I put my one and one…"
"I've had similar encounters with "E.M.S." Christians Adebowale. On my cell phone I have several images of the biosphere and the cosmos. What I've been asking the faithful when they've expressed their desire to…"
"Brother Adebowale has written an excellent book and it deserves a wide audience. I especially enjoyed the last chapter " Lamentation for Africa". His assessment of the African mindset throughout the diaspora is honest and scathing. I would…"
"Greetings my brother. John Smith, one of the members of this forum, recommended your book and I'm going through my first read. Thank you for your literary contribution (I'm sure there will be more) and commitment to reason and sanity. The…"
"Dr. King used "that word" at a time when "that word" was still in use. Had not that trash from southern Illinois obtained a clear shot at him, he would have lived into the 1970s and acquired usage of terms like 'Black'…"
"I agree such questions are ridiculous, but why did you refer to them as 'Negroes'? I doubt if adding insult to injury is constructive way to start a productive discussion; yet due to the fact that many of these people are brainwashed, such…"
"“The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife — this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He…"
"Are you offended by the term "Negroes" Sarsippious Jackson? I've often wondered; where are the meetings or conventions held that discuss, debate and decide what nomenclature we're going use to identify ourselves for the next…"
wow!!! 30+ tunes! thats great.
what are some of your favorites? for me, "Dear Lord" has a special place in my heart... that song has helped me through so many low points... its amazing how St. John is still blessing people today.
im also really exited about the "Coltrane on Coltrane" book supposed to be coming out later this year.
thanks for the friendship Robert.
its always a pleasure to meet another Coltrane devotee.
"I guess I am redneck. As a child I talked twangy and it seemed to be what those around me were doing. Imagine the worst redneck accent and I had it. I joined the Army and my training instructor asked what part of Georgia I was from. He was…"
"@Rachel: Realizing I have only one life to live also encourages me to live a happier and fuller life, as well as invest in a future I know I will not be around to appreciate. It seems only logical to me.
@Dennis: I've always wondered what it…"
"Loren, i was thinking about you and your likely response as i was writing this post. i know your rightful indignation with the papacy and share it, albeit probably with slightly less ire.
i must say that i just freaking love your pov.…"
"I suppose in regions of the country where Christianity is a major influence in local culture working towards a level of acceptance would be in Wicca's best interest. When I visited a gem shop in the bible belt with one of my friends I learned…"
"Hmmm, an outreach to atheists from the pope? I wonder ... is this an attempt at engagement and maybe a dialogue ... or is it an act of desperation from an organization which may finally be recognizing that it is failing at both engagement and…"
Unless you were raised by atheist parents, you probably had some recovering to do when you left religion. The purpose of RR is to provide a landing place for people when they jump from religion. With local support groups throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, and real-time resources accessible to everyone, RR is where to turn when faith has lost its luster.See More
"In addition to the methane spike over Antarctica there was
Is the permafrost's integrity breaking down?
In sum, the half-life of methane in the atmosphere depends upon available hydroxyl ions to break it down. The oft cited values of methane…"
"Hello, Randall. Did you move to the region or have you lived there your entire life? I'm just curious because even my friends in the military who weren't rednecks and grew up in the region still loved motorcycles and racing. They…"