Fatwa Against Body Scans

February 20, 2010 / 0 comments

Fiqh Council of North America issues fatwa against airport body scans: “It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women. Islam highly emphasizes haya (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their…

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Teaching Speciesism: The McDonald’s Talking Fish schools Consumers on Complicit Complacency

August 30, 2009 / 0 comments

The McDonald’s “Talking Filet-O-Fish” commercial opens with a wide shot of a garage. A heavy, bearded man sits with a McDonald’s bag and drink on the table in front of him. He seems comfortable, content, and average as he holds a sandwich in his hand. When he takes a bite of the sandwich the shot…

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superhuman powers

January 22, 2009 / 0 comments

Via Discerning Brute, Erin Pavlina tells her story of running the vegan spirituality software: I grew up on burgers, fries and milkshakes. I ate the Standard American Diet my entire life. Around the time I started college, I told the spirits that I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to save the planet. And…

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Spiritual Rights

January 17, 2009 / 0 comments

It’s time to develop a reasoned argument for the rights of spirituality. This is free-writing in this post, a list of ideas: * Spirituality is a right. * In the mode of historical pursuits of social justice struggle a new cafeteria-style liberation theology must be written. * All states of consciousness, even those which do…

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