The purpose of UNITED UNDER ONE is to unify people from all walks of life. Our goal is to inform and raise awareness about the various issues surrounding religion in society, and how it has created an immense divide in global culture. Our hope is that you will choose to let go of your predisposition-ed opinions toward all religions and discover a more open-minded mentality. Through exploring faith-based ideas, theories, phenomena, and peeling back the layers of spirituality our readers can come together to discuss and support equality and the unification of ALL under ONE.
When Cami Ostman and Susan Tive met in a Seattle memoir-writing class, the two women found themselves bonding over their experiences in fundamentalist religious groups. Ostman had spent over 20 years in charismatic Christian organizations, while Tive had converted to Orthodox Judaism in order to salvage a sinking marriage….
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We’re told that there is a separation of church and state, but upon closer examination we can see that isn’t true. The church exists as a singular entity within societies, that aren’t subject to the limitations from our laws and government, but receive all the benefits. Churches exist as a parasite on society where we supply…
“What the hell does this say, Mandel?”
“It says ‘Moshe,’ Drill Sergeant.”
“What in the world is that?”
“It’s Hebrew for Moses, Drill Sergeant”
Last week, Public Religion Research Institute released an important new report on shifting attitudes about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) issues in the U.S….
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Despite secularism and atheism being on the rise, some areligious students feel discriminated against—at times violently. Now teachers across the U.S. are creating Secular Safe Zones to “curtail anti-atheist bullying, discrimination, and social isolation.”
Some guy named Bruce Sheiman has a new book out called An Atheist Defends Religion: Why Humanity is Better Off With Religion T han Without It, and all of the sudden the media find that atheists come in a variety of flavors. Here’s an excerpt from a USA Today article on the topic…
The Obama administration has ordered all non-emergency personnel to leave Yemen and urged U.S. citizens currently living there to “depart immediately.” In a statement issued yesterday, the State Department cited “the continued potential for terrorist attacks.”…[ Read More → ]
Though some seem to disagree, I would claim that there are both positive and negative aspects to religious belief. In general, I am tolerant of people who hold only those religious views which are either harmless or beneficial but agree that, as a society, we should fight against those views which are negative and harmful. So, which aspects of religious belief do you consider negative or harmful and which aspects may be benign or even positive?…[ Read More → ]