Sometimes Reason and Truth Slip Out

Roger Cohen wrote this in today’s NYT: Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member of the House, said something important this week: “In my view, the only anchors in public life are to dig deeply into the facts and consult broadly and then to say what you believe.” His words […]

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Antarctica is a Godless Wasteland?

Warning:  Obvious statement ahead! We all know that reporters can exaggerate for dramatic effect. Now that the last Catholic Priest is leaving Antarctica (a “mass” of ice!), we get this piece of. . .insight: A protestant priest will still take a stint each summer at McMurdo, providing interdenominational services – so the base won’t be […]

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Symbols of Faith. . .and Beyond

Our world is filled with symbols of religion and faith.  Here are some of the most popular (people will defend them, fight over them, divide communites and even kill or die for these): So, I was wondering. . . What if someone came along who said THIS was the symbol of their faith, or just […]

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The End of Chaplaincy (as we know it)?

The National Secular Society (England) points out that the National Health Service pays out 23 million pounds (about $36 million dollars) annually for chaplaincies across the country. This means that English taxpayers are footing the bill for religious services at “the equivalent cost of employing a 1000 new nurses.”  Let that sink in for a […]

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