Tag Archives: religion

“Cultural Literacy for Religion”

Paleo Retiree writes: I enjoyed Mark Berkson’s hyper-basic (one-half to four lectures per major religion) Great Courses series very much. My beefs with it first, but only because complaining is so much more fun and easy than praising. It wasn’t the anthropological lecture … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Will the next religious revival in the West be Islamic? Steve Sailer wonders if Hillary Clinton can survive Patricia Arquette. Why has our government’s diet advice been so bad? Have the benefits of statins been oversold? Does … Continue reading

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“Crazy Wisdom”

Paleo Retiree writes: Doc about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Tibetan monk who was mostly responsible for bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the west. He was a big figure in the counterculture from the ’60s through the ’80s (he died in 1987 … Continue reading

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Malick Studies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I see Terrence Malick’s latest emanation is upon us. Call me crazy, but I tend to be less than enthusiastic about Malick’s movies; they often strike me as weird combos of dum-dum ideas and imperious stylization of the kind you might find … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Is central banking the cause, not the cure? Foseti shares some excellent life advice. Ditching veganism. Should sex and flirtation ever be acceptable as part of office life? Who tends to be a believer? Who tends to … Continue reading

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Goosing My Religion

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Atheism is big these days. Have you noticed? And by “big” I don’t mean that a lot of people don’t believe in god (that’s been the case for a while); I mean that a lot of people … Continue reading

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