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The Woman Girt With the Sword

It is to you woman, beautiful redeemer of the race, whom I address this chapter. That which stirs in you now is not madness, not sin, not folly…

Human beings

He looked at me kinda sideways and said, “Human beings are the only creatures on Earth who claim a God, and the only living thing that behaves like…

Hypocrisy

On Saturday night, I would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing organ for tent-show evangelists at…

A little Madness in the Spring

A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King, But God be with the Clown – Who ponders this tremendous scene – This whole Experiment…

The daughters of Allah

Al-Uzzá was one of the three chief goddesses of Arabian religion in pre-Islamic times and was worshiped as one of the daughters of Allah by the pre-Islamic Arabs…

We also dream

I cannot consider exclusively what that man tells me when he consciously says, “I don’t believe in God; I believe in history,” and so on. For example, I…

If I were to construct a God

If I were to construct a God I would furnish Him with some way and qualities and characteristics which the Present lacks. He would not stoop to ask…

Plants of the Gods

A beautiful Zuni Indian legend tells of the divine origin of Aneglakya, Datura anoxia, their most sacred plant: “In the olden time a boy and a girl, brother…

Merchants and preachers

I have no respect to merchants and preachers; as far as I’m concerned, their only talent is coming up with the right word at the right time. What…

Red Rape

There’s never been a true war that wasn’t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they…

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

A Memorable Fancy: I saw a Devil in a flame of fire, who arose before an Angel that sat on a cloud, and the Devil utter’d these words:…

Eternal Paradise

Islam promise eternal paradise to the faithful. And that is a powerful opiate, certainly, the hope of a better life to come. But there’s a Sufi story that…