Mostly About Religion
Was the Last Supper Vegetarian? -- The main issue is Jesus' attitude towards the temple
Jesus and the Moneychangers, by J. R. Hyland -- It wasn't about the moneychangers, it was about animal sacrifice
Against the Scholars -- Contrary to Marcus Borg and John Crossan, Jesus was against animal sacrifice
Was Jesus a Vegetarian? -- A survey of the main issues surrounding this problem
Strange New Gospels -- Do the modern gospels given to us by Notovitch, Ouseley, and Szekeley offer any solid historical information?
Implications of the Jesus Family Tomb at Talpiot -- if it really is the tomb of Jesus, it forces us to look closer at Jesus' family and first followers
The Ebionites -- Basic information on the Ebionites.
on the Ebionites
Wikipedia on the Ebionites -- the Saga Continues -- my further comments on the Wikipedia article on the Ebionites as of August 19, 2007, almost a year later
The Jesus Seminar Meets the Ebionites -- The Ebionites were not a legalistic conservative group; they ditched most of Leviticus, for starters.
Literature on the Ebionites -- Others have written on Jewish Christianity as well, and here's a guide
Why are the Recognitions and Homilies Important? -- "Frequently Asked Questions" about the Recognitions and Homilies
Selected biblical passages of interest to vegetarians -- A quick list of bible citations of interest on vegetarianism
The Gorilla in Early Christianity -- a discussion of Acts 15
Goodbye, Regina -- Regina Hyland, author of God's Covenant With Animals, died on October 8, 2007
The Jesus Family Tomb -- and Peak Oil -- These two phenomena both demonstrate, in two completely different disciplines, our civilizationís inability to see what is directly in its path
Too Radical for PETA -- PETA attacked Christianity at its foundations with their "Jesus was a vegetarian" campaign, and then backed off. That's unfortunate.
Jews For Jesus: Why Not? -- Thank you very much for asking. Here's my response.
What Would Jesus Do About Terrorism?
Christian / Vegetarian Dialogue -- If you say that Jesus ate meat, then you've lost most Christians and most vegetarians to this discussion
The Origin, Fate, and Aim of Vegetarianism by Carl Anders Skriver -- Carl Skriver redefined Christianity in a radical way to include vegetarianism
Nourishing Ourselves, Nourishing Others, by Kate Lawrence -- What guidance do the Buddha's teachings give on the question of a vegetarian diet?
Recent resources on Eastern spiritual practice and vegetarianism, by Kate Lawrence -- Latest books and web site.
Buddhism and Heifer International -- why donate to a charity that slaughters animals?
Truth-Force and Vegetarianism -- Gandhiís views require us to speak up about vegetarianism
Religion and Animals
Is Nothing Sacred? -- The movement for animal liberation needs to engage the world of religion constructively
The Universal Prayer Circle For Animals, by Judy Carman and Will Tuttle -- Compassion for animals already exists in truth and is waiting to be manifested in the material world
Unity School of Christianity
Unity and Early Christianity -- Unity School of Christianity embodies three key ideas which are found in early Christianity but have been rejected by most of modern Christianity
Charles Fillmore and Spiritual Vegetarianism, compiled by Dr. Will Tuttle -- More quotations from Charles Fillmore, compiled by Dr. Will Tuttle
Flesh As Food, by Ellen G. White -- Ellen White, a prophetess of the Seventh-day Adventists, was a believer in ethical vegetarianism
The Temple Cleansed Again, by Ellen G. White -- This brief excerpt from The Desire of Ages shows that Ellen White thought that Christ spoke through the prophets such as Isaiah in condemning animal sacrifice.
Mostly about Peace
Simple Living For an Overheated Planet -- we can't deal with climate change unless we are willing to work for a smaller economy
The Memory of Violence -- we are still fighting wars, and killing animals, because of a failure of memory -- a half-review of Chris Hedges' book War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
Against "War in Any Form" -- a few comments on "selective conscientious objection"
Better Way to Fight War Crimes
Does Something New Need to Be Said about the Middle East? -- Like maybe: war crimes are not a good idea?
Uri Avnery's Speech -- At the anti-war rally in Tel-Aviv, August 5, 2006
Help! Peacemongers! (Uri Avnery) -- Uri Avnery's latest thoughts on the Middle East situation, September 16, 2006
Peace Rally and Counter-Rally in Crawford, Colorado -- Protesters and counter-protesters find that they share a lot in common
About Iraq -- September 11 was a terrible tragedy, but there are other tragedies in the world as well
Rice for Peace (circulated on the internet, from various sources)
A Proposal to Listen for Peace and Security, from Plum Village
Vegetarianism, World Peace, and Justice, by
"Bring the Criminals to Justice"? -- whether it makes sense to bring Bush to trial for war crimes
Mostly about politics and culture
Spiritual Dimension of the Economic Crisis
Discussion Questions for The Great Work, a set of 15 discussion questions for Thomas Berry's book of that title
Discussion Questions for Reinventing Collapse, a set of nine discussion questions for Dmitry Orlov's thought-provoking book
A Global Marshall Plan?, a discussion of the Network of Spiritual Progressives' proposal to help the world through massive aid
Al Gore, and PETA
Uncommitted For President -- neither of the Democratic candidates addresses the question of peak oil, or the consumerism of American society which is pushing us to the breaking point, and perhaps beyond.
Temple Grandin and the Dalai Lama seem to think so, but the evidence does not support this idea
Letter to Laurie David
Laurie David and
Poletti's Polemic Against Al Gore
Defeat: Another Inconvenient Truth -- We can't extricate ourselves from Iraq, because almost no one wants to admit defeat and almost no one wants to deal seriously with our dependence on oil
America Enters the Crisis Period: Is it the Fourth Turning Yet? -- Neil Strauss and William Howe predicted, back in 1991, that America would enter a period of crisis ("fourth turning") about, well, now -- has it happened yet?
"America is Addicted to Oil": Twelve Steps to End Oil Addiction -- In which I actually agree with something that George W. Bush says
The McDonald's Lawsuit: What's the Story? -- A divisive controversy within vegetarianism -- what's at stake?
Vegetarian or Vegan? -- Vegans need to be allies, not enemies, of lacto-vegetarians
Community and Individualism -- Or, why simple living is so complex
Sustainable Beef -- Response to a letter in WorldWatch magazine -- grazing is worse than factory farming.
Sustainable Beef (Again) -- Wow, they printed my response (above)! But with their response; here's my response to their response.
The Future of Vegetarianism -- It depends on emphasizing ethics and the environment, not just health
Bringing an End to World Hunger -- If youíre talking about anything more than a stopgap measure, youíre talking about vegetarianism
History of the Vegetarian Society of D. C. -- The oldest vegetarian group in North America has a history which reflects the currents in the vegetarian movement
Out of Synch? -- The main struggle we face is not to persuade others to our point of view, but just to get them to think about it at all
The Night in Which All Cows are Black -- It's not too late to make a few comments on the really obscure stuff in nineteenth century philosophy
Is Honey Vegan? -- A lot of people didn't like Dr. Michael Greger's celebrated article "Why Honey is Vegan" in Satya -- but they might want to read the article first
"Be the Change" -- did Gandhi say this?
How Jesus Became Christian -- by Barrie Wilson
World Made By Hand -- by James Kunstler
Vegetarian America -- by Karen and Michael Iacobbo
Take This Bread -- by Sara Miles
The Family of Jesus -- James Tabor's book The Jesus Dynasty
The Brother of Jesus -- by Jeffrey BŁtz
The Da Vinci Code: A Modern Religious Romance
Are the "Chronicles of Narnia" Christian? -- C. S. Lewis' fantasy series for children
Is "Peak Oil" Here? -- Kenneth Deffeyes' Beyond Oil and Matthew Simmons' Twilight in the Desert
Peak Oil and "The Long Emergency" -- A review of James Kunstler's excellent book
Would We Be " Better Off" Without Technology? -- A review of Eric Brende's book Better Off
Collapse -- A review of three books on the collapse of societies, by Jared Diamond, J. R. McNeill, and Joseph Tainter
Five More Good Books on the Collapse of Civilization! -- The Empty Tank, The Collapsing Bubble, A Short History of Progress, The End of Fossil Energy, and High Noon for Natural Gas all provide more grist for the mill
Is The Lord of the Rings Christian? -- J. R. R. Tolkein, the book and the movie
Review of "Generations," "The Fourth Turning," and "Millennials Rising" -- by William Strauss and Neil Howe
of "The High Price of Materialism"
Review of "Dominion" -- by Matthew Scully
Review of "Godís Last Offer" -- by Ed Ayres
Review of "The Lives of Animals" -- by J. M. Coetzee
Review of "Eternal Treblinka" by Charles Patterson
Review of "Food for the Gods" by Rynn Berry
Review of "Mad Cowboy" by Howard Lyman
Review of three books on "traditional Christianity" and vegetarianism -- Reviews of Good News for All Creation, Is God a Vegetarian?, and God's Covenant With Animals
Review of The Origin of Christianity by Charles Vaclavik
Pamphlets on Vegetarianism
These pamphlets are also on the Vegetarian Society of Colorado web site. They were all written in the early 1990's.