Category: Religion

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Churches In the Hands of an Angry God

The quick and easy response is that Christians really are guilty of everything attributed to them. But this explanation does not get at the heart of the issue.

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Kevin Williamson’s Smallest World

A radical libertarian manifesto that deserves to be taken seriously – and rejected. A Review of Kevin Williamson’s “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics”

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Diablo III and the Death of God

In Diablo III, Heaven and its angels reveal themselves to be far more complicated, and far from the conception of good one might think

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Purim!

They tried to kill us. They failed. Let’s eat.

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Lent!

I can’t believe it’s time for Lent again. As you know, this is when we listen to a lovely rendition of Ave Maria (as well as something somewhat less timeless) and, in recent years,...

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Bad Sunday for the SBC

The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest protestant denomination in the United States, and is second only to the Catholic Church in membership in the Christian faith. And they have some soul searching to do.

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We All Need Philosophy

What we need as a society is more philosophy, more ethics, and better morality.

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Social Science and Fiction Part 7: Fissiparous Eschatology

Escalation of stakes is part of the appeal of doomsday end-game modules, but I have a hunch there’s more to it than the natural progression from local to regional to national to global threats. I suspect that apocalyptic stories draw from some dark universal well abiding in the human heart. Or maybe it’s that engine from Event Horizon. Maybe that engine from Event Horizon is the darkness that dwells within the human heart.

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A Hell of Their Own Making

The contest of which statement, the Pope’s “no comment” or Cupich’s “bigger agenda” is the more tone deaf is a matter of personal perspective. What is becoming increasingly clear is the Vatican has no idea how to handle this present crisis it finds itself in.

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No More Half Measures: Pope Francis Must Resign

The Roman Catholic Church does not need reforming. It needs a reckoning. And it must start at the top. Pope Francis should lead by example, take responsibility, and resign. Now.

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Purim!

Celebrating Purim

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God, Aliens and Evidence

I note the recent story about UFOs and consider burdens of proof required to convince of their existence and compare with burdens of proof in the debate over theism.