Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter: Ancient Sumerian Roots of the Resurrrection Story

This gallery contains 1 photo.

An interview with Dr. Tony Nugent, ordained minister, scholar of world religions, and symbologist.  Many ancient religions, including early Hebrew and European pagan traditions, evolved in part out of star worship.  Because so many traditions treated celestial events including the solstices and equinoxes as auspicious, it can be … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems

This gallery contains 2 photos.

At age sixteen I began what would be a four year struggle with bulimia.  When the symptoms started, I turned in desperation to adults who knew more than I did about how to stop shameful behavior—my Bible study leader and … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 240 Comments

Stupidest Budget Cuts Ever – or, Why Cutting Contraception Is Not Conservative

This gallery contains 9 photos.

 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A stitch in time saves nine. One dollar spent on contraception saves three on pregnancy and newborn care, and that is just the beginning. Nationally, we spend 11 billion taxpayer … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

My Shockingly Ordinary Rape Story— and What I Want to Tell my Daughters

This gallery contains 1 photo.

In the summer of 1983, I was ambling along a beach in Ecuador talking and flirting with a local high school boy. We rounded a curve. The long open stretch we had been walking disappeared from sight and we were … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments

A Contraceptive Revolution: Lowering remaining barriers.

This gallery contains 1 photo.

This post is 4 in the series: Twenty Times Better than the Pill.  Imagine a future in which every child is a chosen child.Imagine a future in which a woman becomes fertile only when she wants to have a child—a future … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment