We know there are millions of “progressive Christians” and more Liberal People of Faith across the country, who see “Religious Liberty” as more than MY RELIGION has the LIBERTY to do Anything we want to and You can’t stop Us! (Question for these Religiously Correct Folks: Aren’t YOU the ones who keep sounding the alarm […]Read More Majority of Christians are Not Hobby Lobbyers
I’ve known women who have had to make very difficult medical decisions about serious procedures including abortion. I’ve supported the choices they make that concern their own bodies, as they make very private decisions with their doctors. This is why this latest Supreme Court decision is troubling. A “safe zone” around clinics (actually ANY […]Read More Safe Escort into Your Church?
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo. An act that brought simmering hatreds to the boiling point we call World War One. The NY Times has an excellent series of articles (see the main map showing the slicing up of Europe AND don’t miss reading […]Read More “Great Wars,” Chaplains and Muddling Through
I attended an Interfaith event last evening as I’ve done many times. I know a number of the participants from my years of chaplaincy and nonprofit work in the county. And (disclaimer) the director is my wife! The event honored her 10 years with the council and the 30 years this group has been a […]Read More Secular among Spirituals
. . .or Any Other Scripture. This Book converted me from Faith to Fascination from The Word to The Wonder from Bound Belief to Unbounded Beauty from Spirituality to Simplicity from the Supernatural to the Super-Natural from God to Goodness Have You Read This Book? Of course you have. Anyone can and Everyone does. Nature […]Read More Greater than the Bible. . .
Ramakrishna (1836-1886) was a Hindu “saint” and keeper of the temple of the Goddess Kali in Calcutta. His most famous disciple was Vivekananda who represented the Hindu religion at the first Parliament of World Religions in Chicago in 1893. Ramakrishna was quite a character: a heavy meditator who loved the “Divine Mother,” follower of the […]Read More The Lake of Truth Parable from Ramakrishna
Update to posting on Beyond God (“Circus Maximus”) Who owns the copyright on “God”? You know, “His Name”? (“Her” Name is unthinkable) You know, the Name “God,” “Krishna,” “Shiva,” “Jesus,” “Yahweh” (sorry, YHVH, no, sorry, Adonai. . .too holy to say it so no copyright necessary), “Allah” and all the rest (Muslim tradition says there are […]Read More Who Owns Allah?