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Sir William Barrett
As science and tech advance, there will surely come a day when artificially inseminated human eggs can be brought to full term in “robotic wombs” without the aid of a human mother. Will that mean that fertility clinics are guilty of thousands of murders as they dispose of unneeded embryos?
are still able to hide their crimes under a cloak of religious exceptions. [Read details.]
North Carolina taxpayers
continue to be forced to fund religious groups. [Read details.]
Alaska state court enters preliminary injunction against unnecessary abortion restrictions. [Read details.]
Former National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn claims that America must have “One religion under God.”
Lie of the Month
Virginity is a sacred state.
Presented in the manner of The Survival Files, as a conversation held mostly between an acolyte and his mentor, this article covers several difficulties with the
Christian nativity narrative. The myth about the virgin birth remains a nefarious influence to this day. …
Commentary of the Month
Two Deadly Weapons
I own two deadly weapons.
One is a 38-special revolver.
The other is an automobile.
I am required by the state to register one of these and to qualify and be tested for a license to operate it. Most everyone seems to think such legal restrictions are essential and reasonable. Not so with the other …
Case of the Month
Anna’s Amazing Abilities
Case #67: Demonstrating a half dozen or more widely diverse and totally inexplicable abilities provides evidence for spirit involvement that cannot be reasonably refuted. This is the story of an 11-year-old girl who did just that. . . .
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"Any man who does not accept the existence of discarnate spirits and the proof of it is either ignorant or a moral coward. I give him short shrift, and do not propose any longer to argue with him on the supposition that he knows anything about the subject." — Prof. James Hyslop,
Life After Death, 1918.
“God has not created a hell or a devil. Those were dreadful creations of man to torment his brothers. They were created through religious dogma for the purpose of intimidating the masses into a controllable organization.” — J.Z. Knight,
This Month's Recommended Reading
|These items are recommended as sources of valuable information and insights. We believe them to be largely accurate and
useful. Thy do not, however, necessarily represent the offical position or worldview of Rational Spiritism.|
RELIGION / CULTURE
The Rise of Christianity:
How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries, by Rodney Stark Ph.D.
Combining his expertise in social science with historical evidence, and his insight into contemporary religion's appeal, Stark finds that early Christianity attracted the privileged rather than the poor, that most early converts were women or marginalized Jewsand ultimately that Christianity was a success because it provided
those who joined it with a more appealing, more assuring, happier, and
perhaps longer life.
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WISDOM / MIND
Mission to Millboro
Both excellent evidence for reincarnation and a fascinating tale of not one, but more than thirty-five people, most of them from around Lake Elsinore, California, who, under hypnosis,
have recalled in graphic detail, life in the same little town in Virginia during the American Civil War! Using the information gained during the hypnotherapy sessions, Dr. Rieder enthralls us by showing the otherwise unknown tunnels and hideaways she uncovered
during expeditions to Millboro.
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What Dreams May Come —VIDEO
If you have not seen this film, try to do so as soon as feasible; if you
have seen it, you will likely both enjoy and profit by seeing it again. As all the reviews say, the cinematography is stunning and the acting top-notch. More importantly, this film presents a picture of the afterlife that is closer than any other to
that described by the actual residents thereof.