religion

Like alcohol and driving, it’s hard to mix cultures

(Below is blog post. It contains naive ramblings and no great conclusions---and lots of mizpellings and grammatical errors.) Why is it hard to mix cultures?...What is a culture? A culture is a collection of people who share certain beliefs and values and, to some...

Pope Francis declares Big Bang theory compatible w/ Church teachings, but doesn’t understand evolution

While I applaud Pope Francis' statement that the Big Bang Theory and evolution are compatible with the Catholic Church's teachings about God and creation, the Pope  doesn't appear to understand the modern theory of evolution and the origins of life. In his statement,...

Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Though this quote appears to be misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, it offers a lot to think about. Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If...

Stephen Fry’s reply to God

I so identify with atheist Stephen Fry's reply to the question: If you were to die and discover there is a God, how would you respond? Stephen pulls no punches and strikes directly at the thought in the back and forefront of everyone's mind—Why all the goddamn...

Stephen Fry’s reply to God

I so identify with atheist Stephen Fry's reply to the question: If you were to die and discover there is a God, how would you respond? Stephen pulls no punches and strikes directly at the thought in the back and forefront of everyone's mind—Why all the goddamn...

The 7 deadly sins…of our society

The 7 deadly sins, a list created, appropriately, by the Catholic Church is familiar to many: Lust Gluttony Greed Sloth Wrath Envy Pride Below is a revised, non-secular list, which also provides insights on our weaknesses. The 7 Deadly Sins of Our Society Apathy...

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Stephen Fry ~ Catholic Church is not a force for good

Stephen Fry makes a strong case that the Catholic Church is NOT a force for good. I can't agree that it's an all or nothing proposition, but I totally agree with Fry's critique regarding the Church's position on contraception and the many deaths that thoughtless...

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Esto Castus ~ It’s Latin for…WHAT!?

Esto Castus ~ It’s Latin for…WHAT!?

I took my teen son to a camp a few summers ago that happened to be Christian based. Our family is not religious, but the camp looked wonderful and welcoming and we felt confident he'd have a good time. As my son participated in the various activities, I spent a good...

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Religion is like your coccyx…

Religion is like your coccyx…

Religion is like your coccyx: While it may have played a very crucial role for our ancestors, these days you can usually just ignore it. Every once in a while, though, it becomes  an enormous pain in the ass. Substitute "appendix" for "coccyx," or "graduate school"...

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Bill Maher on why Rick Santorum opposes contraception

Why is Santorum so against contraception? Because there's a line in Genesis about not spilling your seed. A random brainfart from some desert dweller 3,000 years ago, before people knew about germs or atoms or round planets, and it gets written down and passed down...

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Faith is often about geography

If you were born in Israel, you'd probably be Jewish. If you were born in Saudi Arabia, you'd probably be Muslim. If you were born in India, you'd probably be Hindu. But because you were born in North American, you're Christian... Your faith is not inspired by some...

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