This extraordinary statement by Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), could be a great model and lesson for others to take the same steps toward experience and education that he did. And his personal process of evolving on this one issue is helpful in Faith Issues as well. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a longtime opponent of abortion, […]Read More The Courage and Honesty to Change Your Mind
Former Street Child Asks the Pope Why God Lets Children Suffer I admire much of what the Catholic Papa tells his faithful. I think his best response to this girl’s question was to hug her. A very pastoral (and basically human) thing to do. He also responded, quite honestly I think, : “She is the […]Read More Answering a Child’s Question
I find this a powerful statement on what it really means to live in a Secular society. Thank GOOD for free countries with free expression. Charlie Hebdo Editorial (warning: something in this may offend you!) And Happy Religious Freedom Day! Yes, Seculars celebrate that. From the Secular Coalition for America: Today we celebrate Religious Freedom […]Read More The Sharp Edges of Secularism
Real “Good News” is when people are truthful and honest. This is refreshing. I can respect the honesty of this boy who made up his story. Truth really IS better than fictions. . .such as heaven. Boy Says He Didn’t Go to Heaven (NPR) Now we can wait to hear from Eben Alexander and the […]Read More All Children DON’T Go To Heaven!?
As you can read on Christmas Baby, I was born on December 25th and have a long standing (long climbing) tradition of climbing a tree on or near my Solstice-time birthday. It’s good for the body and mind, risky and exhilarating, enlivening. And it simply feels great to begin each year with a “higher perspective,” […]Read More Welcome to the Chaplain’s Office
“Blasphemy”: the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk “Sacrilege”: from a “stealer of sacred things.” I’ve worked for interfaith understanding for many years. I respect people of various faiths and can work beside them usually without any problem. If someone said to me, “It hurts me when you show […]Read More Le Blaspheme
I recommend watching this Upworthy video. Maybe we’ll appreciate life and live better in 2015. . .Read More Something We All Share in Common: 2014