J. K. Rowling on the Effects of “isms” and the Complex Coexistence of Good & Evil

Here’s @jk_rowling on:A. the effects of “isms” (#discrimination & #prejudice) & labels placed on others day-to-day. B. the complex nature of good & evil in persons, as portrayed in #FantasticBeasts: #TheCrimesOfGrindelwald pic.twitter.com/O2XA2WfQTd— Lamb's Harbinger (aka @OtterFella) (@LambsHarbinger) July 4, 2019 https://t.co/GnBlnkpib9— Lamb's Harbinger (aka @OtterFella) (@LambsHarbinger) July 4, 2019

C. S. Lewis’ Emeth: An Illustration of Inclusive Salvation

*Aslan's words to Emeth, in which he ratifies the good deeds the latter did even under the name of Tash, are the subject of some controversy. I take to me the services which thou hast done to Tash [the false god]... if any man swear by him and keep his oath for the oath's sake, …

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Dominionism Rising: A Theocratic Movement Hiding in Plain Sight | Political Research Associates

Dominionism Rising: A Theocratic Movement Hiding in Plain Sight | Political Research Associates — Read on http://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dominionism-rising-a-theocratic-movement-hiding-in-plain-sight/

My Evangelical Church Is Gaslighting Me, But I Refuse To Fall For It Anymore

I don’t sleep through the night anymore. I suffer from near daily panic attacks and almost constant anxiety. The source of my joy, my security and my identity has vanished, leaving me with an angry grief that almost no one in my immediate circle understands. I have relationships that were once life-giving but have turned …

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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong — Johann Hari | TedGlobalLondon

Details: What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might …

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The Gift of Hope

The way hope does, When it wraps itself Like welcomed sheaths 'Round your sense, and Lifts your breathing:   What was once dry, What forgot it once lived, Tastes the dew from A thousand dropping leaves And the sweetest comb.   No path is outlaid; None ever needed be. Reasons for the things That came …

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What a Woman (or She-Elf) Can Do

For all my LOTR fandom friends: Postulate: the real hero of the books is not Sam, Frodo, Gandalf (Grey or White) or Aragorn. Rather the hero of the books is the HEROINE, Arwen!! Evidence: Firstly, Arwen preserves Frodo at Weathertop. By all right, both Frodo & Aragorn had failed. But secondly and more persuasively, without …

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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI | MIT Technology Review

.... From the outset, there were two schools of thought regarding how understandable, or explainable, AI ought to be. Many thought it made the most sense to build machines that reasoned according to rules and logic, making their inner workings transparent to anyone who cared to examine some code. Others felt that intelligence would more …

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What an IFB Cult Leader Sounds Like When Demanding Money

If one says the name Colonial Hills Baptist Church (Indianapolis, IN), then you might remember having seen the 20/20 news report about the church's publicly blaming/shaming and shunning a statutory rape victim, while failing to properly report her perpetrator. Chuck Phelps was the presiding pastor at that time, and he still is the senior pastor. If …

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Anonymous FBC-Affiliated Evangelist Responds to My Story

A few days ago, I was contacted by a Falls Baptist Church affiliated evangelist... who speaks often at Falls Baptist Church special meetings and conferences. I receive 1-2 contacts like this per month, stating how angry/bitter or deceived I am, how good Falls is & how I should not write or say what I am …

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