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Computerized Gods

March 16th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Those who venerate the machine as superior to the human, who themselves can’t see what seems so perfectly obvious —that there is a difference between humans and machines— risk becoming full conspirators in the murder of God

Clergy and ChatGPT

February 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Rabbi Joshua Frankin, the Senior Rabbi at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, asked the new AI tool to write \"a sermon: 1,000 words about the Torah portion on the theme of intimacy and vulnerability.\"

Chanting at the Grammys

February 6th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

After a two-year push by over 400 musicians and record labels worldwide, the Grammy Awards will for the first time recognise the ancient musical practice of chanting

Transgender Trends in India

December 29th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

“Colonization left a huge damage psychologically, morally and emotionally,” said Jeffery D. Long, a professor of religion and Asian studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. “So much knowledge has been erased or distorted. It may be time to rediscover and understand the lost past.”

The Meat Paradox

November 24th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

The meat paradox represents a form of cognitive dissonance, a term describing discomfort arising from a contradiction between one’s beliefs and behavior

The Play of Bumblebees

November 14th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

A study recently published in Animal Behavior suggests that bumblebees, when given the chance, like to fool around with toys

Religiosity, Disillusionment, Spirituality, and Service

August 29th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

As more Americans turn away from religiosity and toward spirituality and service, some see echoes of the Vietnam era’s disillusionment with American institutions and predict a resurgence of the religion

My Kali is Queer

July 28th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Hinduism’s powerful goddess of death and the end of time, wanders through a pride festival in Toronto at night. She observes groups of people out on the town, takes a subway ride, stops in a bar. People take selfies with her. In the last frame, she is on a park bench where a man gives her a cigarette

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