Posts tagged "death"
The Patient Body: Tending to One Another

The Patient Body: Tending to One Another

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
The Patient Body: Old Philosophical Certainties

The Patient Body: Old Philosophical Certainties

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
The Patient Body: On Suicide

The Patient Body: On Suicide

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
In the News:  Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

In the News: Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
The Patient Body: Reading HuffPo’s “Hospice, Inc.”

The Patient Body: Reading HuffPo’s “Hospice, Inc.”

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
The Patient Body: The End of Eating

The Patient Body: The End of Eating

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
The Patient Body: Wakeful Unawareness

The Patient Body: Wakeful Unawareness

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
The Patient Body: A Special Sustaining Power

The Patient Body: A Special Sustaining Power

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
Death Porn Body Nonsense

Death Porn Body Nonsense

The ostensible purpose of some images is to teach us something about life and death, but, Mary Valle asks, what else is going on when we seek out images of sick women's bodies.

“The Myth is the Mystery”:
Reflections on Annie Jacobsen’s Area 51

by David Halperin 1. Why, folklorist Thomas Bullard has asked, are UFOs in this country “at once so popular and so despised?”  It’s a good question; the hubbub over Annie Jacobsen’s best-selling Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base is the latest demonstration of how good it is.  “Oh, I’ve got to...

TechNoLove

Jonathan Franzen takes to the New York Times op-ed page to proclaim that -- oh yes, indeedy -- technology is killing love.  Blackberries aren't birds, birds are part of the environment, the environment is love, and love means facing death directly, or something like that:
To speak more generally, the ultimate goal of...

Avoiding Death and God

A new report at the International Journal of Social Economics has found that the decline in number of the faithful in developed countries can be attributed to longer lifespans; we don't worry about death so much any more. (Thanks to CBS for the report summary.)