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The Great Disappointment—Not the End of the World After All

William Miller's End of the World prophesy got a lot of ink around the world.  This was from an English illustrated newspaper. Note— The Trump phenomena has much in common with the apocalyptic visions

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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Burning

Burning candles and incense is a time-honored and broadly-used way of moving thoughts and prayers from the worldly realm to the realm of the divine. As smoke and flame dissipate into the air, so our w

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Premonitions and Disturbances and I’m Not Sure What’s Going On

Several of my psychically sensitive friends have checked in on me recently. My Tarot readings are troublesome. Something’s going on – I’m just not sure what it is.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Protests threatening two Witch events fail, “Real Witches of New Hampshire,” stolen Pachamama idols, and more!

In this week's Pagan Community Notes: Protests threatening two Witch events fail, "Real Witches of New Hampshire," stolen Pachamama idols, and more! Continue reading Pagan Community Notes: Protests th

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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If you use Wikipedia you can thank me.

Dear David, About a year ago, you donated $52 to keep Wikipedia online for hundreds of millions of readers. I'm surprised by and deeply grateful for your continued support. You are part of the 2% of r

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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My day 1

I won’t post a photo every day, but here’s what I’ve been doing. It’ll be an assemblage incorporating hardware and thread, eventually. And as is so often the case, when I’m not making art, thinking ab

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Is obedience to Sovereign Masculinity A Sin?

New York Times 10/19/19 The aspiration to sovereign masculinity expresses itself most exuberantly in hyperbolic displays of power. Why are we still talking about Trump coming down the escalator and ca

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Sermon: Pursuing Virtue: To Live a Good Life

as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Museum District campus, October 20, 2019 When I was twelve or thirteen one of my friends showed up to church in a suit. It was crisp

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Colin Bossen: Preacher, Writer, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Nachos Get Their Day

Today is International Day of the Nacho, so declared under somewhat murky circumstances and murkier authority for this date in 1975 after the tragic death of the delicacy’s inventor, Ignacio “Nacho” A

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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“Whose Am I? Whose Are We?” by Revered Tom Capo preached on 10/20/2019

Story At the Festival of Peace, in Florianopolis, South Brazil, the journalist and philosopher Lia Diskin related a beautiful and touching story of a tribe in Africa she called Ubuntu. She explained h

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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A non-prophet organisation?

In his memoir, the philosopher Norman Malcolm recalls that Ludwig Wittgenstein once observed ‘that a serious and good philosophical work could be written that would consist entirely of jokes (without

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Faith in practice - You cannot not teach

Principle 2 You cannot not teach We are teaching all the time by our example, by the way we live our lives. We either teach the way of the ego or the way of the Spirit.  The way of the ego is based on

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Ask Alexa - Is there another way to live?

Alexa: I am tired of fear, guilt, hate, resentment and grievance and feeling like a victim and wonder if there is another way to live? Of course there is another way to live and Jesus taught us to lov

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The Goal of Justice

 “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated ind

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One hundred days, starting tomorrow

Tomorrow, Monday, October 21, I’m going to begin 100 consecutive days of a practice that’s important to me but that I often let drop out of busyness (actually fear), or because I’m not good enough at

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Mick on the loose Sunday talk

Lots of people tweeting out part of the show... and Fox News itself fobs us off to Hulu for "full episodes," but they have the 15:40 of John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney and Chris Wallace, starting right a

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She Says That She Doesn’t Know Fear...

Recently at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston we've started doing a bilingual reading once a month. It is part of a larger project of using more Spanish in the service. We have a smal

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Colin Bossen: Preacher, Writer, Organizer (Site / Info)

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On whiteness and Extinction Rebellion

This is the tweet that encapsulated for many what is wrong with Extinction Rebellion. Someone who was arrested sent flowers to Brixton Police Station, where they had been held, and then released. And

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Reignite (Site / Info)

a monkey wrench

My grandfather, Selmer (Sam) Bye used to visit us when I was a small child. As it was his hobby to visit auction sales, buy stuff and sell it at the next, the trunk of his car always held things of in

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Biblical Literacy Class

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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