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  • Religion and Happiness: A Connection?
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    Religion and Happiness: A Connection?

    The Jewish celebration of Passover leads easily to the Christian celebration of Easter. People worldwide are preparing to observe and celebrate one or the other. The question must be asked if their state of happiness is affected by what they believe.

  • Religion and the Holiday Divide
    Family Time

    Religion and the Holiday Divide

    Some still believe it’s “just a phase” that I’m going through, and that I’ll finally see the “light.” Others think I just like being different than the rest of my family. There is a lack of acceptance when it comes to my non-belief.

  • Facebook: Changing How We View Death?
    Bobby's World

    Facebook: Changing How We View Death?

    I am dismayed each and every time I see a friend’s Facebook page filled with dozens and dozens messages left by folks offering their condolences via something as emotionless as a social media outlet.

  • Are Uncircumcised Women “Lacking in Faith?”
    Health and Wellness

    Are Uncircumcised Women “Lacking in Faith?”

    Yet, when pressed to take a position on female circumcision, an abhorrent and dangerous practice in which most or all of the clitoris is removed via a knife, sharp rock or pair of scissors, she admitted that the practice was not strictly Islamic, although it is allowed. In fact, she went on to state that girls who do not have this “operation” (it’s an atrocity, really) performed on them are “lacking in faith.”

  • Shaman and the Sun Dance
    Spirituality twoday

    Shaman and the Sun Dance

    I wouldn’t say that the spiritual void was necessarily filled by Castaneda’s words, but I began to appreciate the idea that something greater may be out there, connecting us in some way or another.

  • The Politics of Thanks
    Wellness Contributor: Sally Turkovich

    The Politics of Thanks

    The jobs my husband and I have allowed us to buy this big fancy bed.  The pillows and comforter were a wedding shower gift from my generous cousins.  I'm thankful for our jobs and I'm thankful to my cousins. Instead, I should apparently be thankful to God. What's the connection, you ask?

  • Finding My Way (A Spiritual Journey)
    twodaymag's Relationship Contributor: Anya Alvarez

    Finding My Way (A Spiritual Journey)

    I felt like an outsider. People asked me if I had been attending another church. When I answered with a simple, “No, I just haven’t been going to church at all,” they looked at me with amazement that I surprisingly hadn’t ended up pregnant or looked like I just gotten out of drug rehab.

  • The Awakening: Part Two - The Message
    Health and Wellness

    The Awakening: Part Two - The Message

    What if there is no supernatural being, alien race or “sky daddy” that can rescue us—only a brilliant collective brain that can be activated by each one of us to solve the most pressing problems of our time?

  • The Awakening: Part One-Opening the Door
    Health and Wellness

    The Awakening: Part One-Opening the Door

    I walked briskly onward, not only free of anxiety, but feeling confident, completely safe—knowing I would reach my destination, and utterly convinced that I was somehow not alone.

  • The Catholic Church Needs to ‘Man Up’
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    The Catholic Church Needs to ‘Man Up’

    Called the “Woodstock Defense” it states that the crime of sex abuse committed against innocent children by your friendly neighborhood priests only occurred because "vulnerable priests were influenced by the increased deviance of society during the psychedelic 1960s and 1970s."