The Flood
David McReynolds: Religious Atheist

David and his cat Shaman in their Lower East Side apartment.

David McReynolds: Religious Atheist

Life Reflections from the Late Peace Activist

By Nathan Albright \ 2018-10-13

“Okay, who wants to start?” says the voice of David McReynolds to a pitch black room. Someone volunteers, fumbles in the dark, lights a candle and begins, “a person who knew me all my life died in January...”

Rise of the Serpent Cult

Illustration by David A. Hoskins

Rise of the Serpent Cult

And Other Dispatches from the Prison Industrial Complex

By David A. Hoskins \ Corey Matthews \ 2018-10-13

Signs and symbols have preoccupied my last ten years of my prison term.

Ecstasy In Evil

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Ecstasy In Evil

The Aftermath of the Tularosa Nuclear Test

By Eric Martin \ 2018-10-13

The bomb was an event, it seems, so powerful that one could only comprehend it theologically, and those dancing with joy also invoked God, though with a different lens. “It was like being witness to the Second Coming of Christ!” exclaimed one. “If the first man could have been present when God said ‘Let there be Light,’ he might have seen something very similar to what we have seen.”

On Religious Pluralism

Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

On Religious Pluralism

An Interview with Sister Elizabeth Johnson

By Megan Townsend \ 2018-10-13

All of these ideas existed about no salvation outside of the Church, and it was hierarchical, and patriarchal, and focused on empire. So Jesus of Nazareth crucified as King of the Jews, risen from the dead by the power of the spirit God, became the emperor of the world religions, in an oppressive way.

Heavy Rains Came

Image by Joel Rosenburg

Heavy Rains Came

An Audio Collection of Flood Myths

By Tyler Hill \ 2018-10-13

In response to The Flood Issue 1, audio producer Tyler Hill assembles a collage of flood myths from around the world.

Extreme, Lonely Cities

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Extreme, Lonely Cities

A Dual Book Review

By Nathan Albright \ 2018-10-13

The same powerful forces of alienation that Laing articulates in The Lonely City are responsible for the ecological crisis we find ourselves in, but they’re not the only way and they never have been. Most importantly, the crisis that we now face is forcing us to see this more clearly.

Believing the Strangest Things

David Bowie performing in Milan in 1999. Photo by Fabio Diena/Shutterstock.com

Believing the Strangest Things

The Elusive Spirituality of David Bowie (Pt. 1 of 3)

By Joe Parziale \ 2018-10-13

I was young, fancy-free…Tibetan Buddhism appealed to me at that time, and I thought, ‘There’s salvation.’ And it didn’t really work. Then I went through Nietzsche, Satanism, Christianity – pottery. And then I ended up singing. It’s been a long road.”

Believing the Strangest Things

Bowie performing as the Thin White Duke in Toronto, February 1976. Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin

Believing the Strangest Things

The Elusive Spirituality of David Bowie (Pt. 2 of 3)

By Joe Parziale \ 2018-10-13

But preserving his bodily fluids was the least of his intrigues, for the pop star was indeed lumbering towards death.