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Religion As Domestic Violence

Like many in my generation, I mostly remember Julia Sweeney as a cast member on Saturday Night Live during the show's early 90s heyday. Like some of her cast mates (Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, Jon Lovitz), I hadn't heard much about her over the years. So I was fairly astonished to find out that she had gone on as a working actor, appearing in straight-to-video films and -- more importantly -- putting together a monologue entitled "Letting Go Of God".



I listened to this one woman show… Continue

Added by Nicole Cushing on July 13, 2010 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

Jesus of Nazareth: Cult Leader

If you ask experts on cults what makes a cult a cult, one of the things they'll tell you is that cults demand separation from family, friends and society.



Which raises an interesting question. Positing (for the sake of argument) that there was a historical Jesus, would he qualify (by modern standards) as a cult leader?



Here's a little piece of scripture that suggests "yes".



Matthew 8:18-22…



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Added by Nicole Cushing on June 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Q: What do Saturn's Moon Titan, Milli Vanilli, & Pee Wee Herman Have In Common?

A: All three are discussed in my new blog up at Apex Book Company, "Feel Jilted By Mars? New Romance Awaits With Titan"




Added by Nicole Cushing on June 28, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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