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Where's the Love?

The “Hindu face of the Taliban” is making trouble for canoodling couples in India. Self-proclaimed morality police, the vigilantes of the extremist group Sri Ram Sene storm bars and night clubs to attack women and men sipping drinks in mixed company. Meera Subramaniantells all about about Sri Ram Sene and the “Pink Underwear Campaign” being waged...

Where’s the Love?

14 February 2009 Indian canoodling couples face the wrath of the Sri Ram Sene. By Meera Subramanian On January 24th, a group of self-proclaimed morality police stormed Amnesia, a swank and dimly lit bar in the city of Mangalore, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. As television cameras rolled for the staged event (apparently...

Best Religion Writing of 2008

Jeff Sharlet: Links to my favorite religion stories of 2008.

Fresh Brains for Zombie Buddha!

Killing the Buddha.com -- god for the godless, cheaper than church, Allah in the family -- rises from the grave, again. The website Peter Manseau, Jeremy Brothers and I founded in 2000, declared dead once and for all after numerous resurrections during the last two years, marches back onto the internet like a zombie...

Science and Spirit

Jeff Sharlet: My longtime collaborator and frequent Revealer contributor Peter Manseau has been given charge of a magazine called Science and Spirit. I'll have lots more to say about it soon, but in the meantime, check out Peter's inaugural issue. Peter writes on Ben Stein's Expelled. Meera Subramanian, another Revealer veteran, writes on...

A Biologist's Book of Revelation

"Munir Virani is a biologist, the name of his field spawning from the Greek root word for life. And yet he and many others in his field have become the equivalent of hospice workers..." Revealer alumnus Meera Subramanian writes about the slow, sad apocalypse of biolgists who are "monitoring to extinction."

The Real Truth About Alien Abductions

The over-drugged and under-loved make their own way in the world, even when the FBI tries to make them forget.

By Marissa Kantor

Numbing the senses can be glorious. Just ask some of the members of Fellowship Place, a psycho-social club in New Haven for adults living with severe and persistent mental illness. You can always pick...

The Happiness of Alligators

Meera Subramanian: On this December day, it is a comfortable sixty-five degrees in the shade and there are alligators to think about. How, exactly, do such man-eating creatures fit into the divine scheme of things according to God?

Buzzards Circle Reagan’s Roost

By Meera Subramanian:A visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Southern California reveals the stone fa

“Paradise Now” and Power of Transformation

By Meera Subramanian In Palestine, the enemy is many things. The enemy takes your land and holds you captive. The enemy launches bombs that leave the whitened stones of the West Bank in a mass of rubble that merges with the dust of the land. The enemy walks along the beachside boardwalk unaware of your...

Aryan Jihad and the Elephant in America’s Living Room

A holy war is a holy war is a holy war? By Meera Subramanian Here’s a riddle for you: How can a small neo-Nazi march, organized to draw attention to the alleged persecution of white people by black people, and a counter-demonstration of approximately 600 blacks, take place in Ohio and not spur a single...