Category Archives: Religion

God Is Not a Monster

There is something that has been bothering me for quite a while now. It is when people claim to be religious and then suggest or imply that God is some kind of monster in order to justify their deeply immoral beliefs. Unfortunately, it is a common phenomenon throughout history. One of the most obvious examples […]

Happy Hanukkah

I am more Jewish than most people, but not Jewish enough to be considered Jewish by most Jews, if that makes any sense.  In other words, I have some Jewish heritage, but I’m not, nor have I ever been, Jewish by religion.  However, I have always been in and around American Jewish culture.  Starting in […]

Zion

A few years ago, I was waiting for the bus on the corner of Main and Arch Street to go to class. A young woman approached. She wore a colorful headwrap, and was pushing her child in a stroller, a boy who looked to be a little over a year old. One of her eyes […]