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A web service called Information Age Prayer uses computerized voices to say daily prayers for paying subscribers. From the website: “Are you forgetful? Subscribe and the computer will never forget to voice your prayers each day. Choose a religion [from the menu] on the left to see available prayers.”
Music has been a part of the worship of monks for hundreds of years. Chant is usually the preferred genre. But Cesar Bonizzi, an Italian monk, prefers his music a bit more extreme. He fronts the metal band Fratello Metal (Metal Brother).
Before you go out to your local Irish pub for corned beef and cabbage, you should probably learn who St. Patrick was and why Christians honor him with a holiday.
Today is Friday the 13th. This morning, for the first time in life, I actually wondered why. Why is this day supposed to be so unlucky? Why do hospitals and hotels skip over the 13th room? Why is there no 13th floor to most buildings? Why is there a slasher-movie franchise named after this day?
It’s the 20th anniversary of the release of Madonna’s religious imagery infused “Like a Prayer” video and doomed Pepsi campaign this month.
I remember reading Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land years ago as a pre-teen, and noticing the obvious Christian messianic theme that the book conveyed. Then I read Frank Herbert’s Dune, and noticed the same thing. Movies too: Superman, Star Wars, The Matrix, Batman, they are retelling the Gospels through science fiction.
David Plotz, Slate.com editor and author of the brilliant “Blogging the Bible”, has a new book out called “Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible.”
Marriage obviously isn’t such a sacred thing if murderers are allowed to do it. But wait, this is homosexuality we’re talking about: a sin on a whole other level, apparently.
I don’t like Christian music, but I do dig this song by Nathan Schneider from Killing the Buddha. Probably because it’s not Christian music.
From conservative Mormon to Oscar winner. Dustin Lance Black’s moving acceptance speech for best original screenplay for the moving “Milk”.