Gary (played by Simon Pegg) wants to relive the glories of the 1990s so badly that he reunites his old high school chums and band members, coercing them into recreating a legendary pub crawl from their youth. Problem is, Gary is in rehab, a delusional burnout and his former buddies don’t really like him. In particular, Andy (played by Nick Frost) wants nothing to do with him … [Read more...] about THE WORLDS END New Movie Review
This fall, during one of the gubernatorial debates between Mufi Hannemann and Neil Abercrombie, Hannemann (a Mormon) was asked what role religion would play in his administration. “I respect the right of everyone to adhere to a higher being, to respect the power of prayer and what faith can bring for us,” the former Honolulu Mayor replied. “I happen to be what I am, but by the … [Read more...] about Is Atheism Good For You? New Research Sheds Some Light
From civil unions to Duke Aiona’s gubernatorial campaign to state Republican Party Chair Jonah Ka’auwai’s infamous e-mail, religion has been a consistent—and consistently divisive—part of this election season. What’s been mostly missing is the voice of Hawaii’s religious moderates, people of faith who don’t proselytize on the pulpit-pounding fringe. Reverend John Heidel of the … [Read more...] about Reverend John Heidel on Politics and Religion in Hawaii
This is the kind of thing atheists love, and religious people hate. Actually, there are a lot of things that fit that description, but this is definitely one of them: a new survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, which found that atheists, on average, correctly answered more questions about world religions than did people of faith. Two religions scored … [Read more...] about Survey Says: Atheists Know More About Religion Than Religious People!