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Accidental Gods

“…it is impossible for human nature not always to love something.”

Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon.

Kathryn Lofton’s Oprah Trilogy

Kathryn Lofton, one of the cleverest young religion scholars out there nowadays, has a trio of op-eds celebrating (sort of) the last episode of Oprah’s TV show: “What Was Oprah?” – The Washington Post‘s On Faith “How Oprah Became a Messiah” – CNN’s Belief Blog “Oprah Winfrey’s last show: Finale marks end of an era…

Heavenly Protest

Aharon Friedman: Messiah Stopper

What’s stopping the Messiah from coming? It’s you, Jewish husbands who refuse to give your wives “gets” and thus create agunots—women who are legally divorced but cannot marry again in the Jewish faith—at least according to Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Washington. Regarding the refusal of Aharon Friedman, a Republican tax counsel on the House Ways…

God may not have appeared to Mother Theresa, but He needs to promote His book.

“Jesus” for Sale

Cutting the Christian cheese at Book Expo America.

Terence

Terence, the Messiah

It has been a while since we’ve been contacted by a Chosen One. It used to happen fairly often, but the stream has tapered off some in recent months. That’s why we’re thrilled to hear from Terence today, who not only has the ONE TRUE FAITH, he IS it. Lucky. This is just one small…

A Pre-Pubescent Messiah

I Was A Pre-Pubescent Messiah

On my days of divine immortality in Queens.

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The Book of Gershon

The trials—and occasional licentiousness—of a reluctant prophet.