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In Defense of Organized Religion, Part 4

In Defense of Organized Religion, Part 4

by guest blogger Mark Derewicz Every religious tradition on the planet can be broken down to its three main parts. Each one has a religion of God, a faith of God, and a Cause of God. The religion part is simple. It’s a series of practices and beliefs. Muslims pray five times a day; they fast one month out of the year; they go to mosque every Friday. And they believe Muhammad was given a message straight from God. He…

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In Defense of Organized Religion, part 3

In Defense of Organized Religion, part 3

Today,  the third in guest blogger Mark Derewicz’s Organized Religion trilogy—originally posted on Mark Derewicz’s Weblog. ================================= There were only five protesters. Five. Five out of more than two billion Christians in the world. Five people who wanted media coverage for their beliefs that God hates Elizabeth Edwards. Five people. They were from a tiny church in Kansas whose leader has called for his flock to protest funerals, especially those of soldiers. Soldiers, you see, dedicate their lives to the…

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In Defense of Organized Religion, Part 2

In Defense of Organized Religion, Part 2

Today,  the second in a series by guest blogger Mark Derewicz originally posted on Mark Derewicz’s Weblog. =============================================== Is it okay for people to organize around a delusion? I imagine this would be renowned atheist Richard Dawkins’ first thought upon reading my previous post defending organized religion. So let’s just take on the concept of God directly.    Send article as PDF   

In Defense of Organized Religion, Part 1

In Defense of Organized Religion, Part 1

Beginning today, we’re bringing you a series by guest blogger Mark Derewicz that was originally posted on his weblog, which he calls Mark Derewicz’s Weblog. Mark describes himself as someone who likes to write and says that he has “lots of ideas and opinions, mostly about religion and myriad lesser and sillier things.” Here, without further ado, is Mark Derewicz, guest blogger. =============================================== In the past I could lash out against organized religion with such a vengeance that you’d think…

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