I’m urging fellow outspoken atheists to understand that their crude approach toward religion inadvertently nurtures the sort of fundamentalism they are supposedly against.
Religion often serves as something people can turn to when they need support, and the Protestant Community has failed to create that atmosphere among all of its members.
The Existentialist Coffee House plans on discussing different philosophies and including a range of topics from religion to human consciousness.
The point that I want to make is this: no matter what your spiritual beliefs are, there will be people who put you into certain groupings. This is a result of the extremists in religion who have created an image that is unfairly placed on all who have the same or similar beliefs. Our country prides itself on welcoming diversity, yet religion causes so much conflict and so many hard feelings.
Rebecca Lesses, Jewish studies professor at Ithaca College, will be going to Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany this coming year to continue her research on Jewish magic through a fellowship she received from the Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts superstore, opened up a new location in Ithaca — which isn’t a huge surprise, because people in Ithaca love arts and crafts.