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 […]Read More Sometimes Reason and Truth Slip Out
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 […]Read More Antarctica is a Godless Wasteland?
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 […]Read More Symbols of Faith. . .and Beyond
This alarming article by a teacher in England should wake us up about “School Choice” and Vouchers and the whole homeschooling mess. “Why Have I Never Taught a Jewish Child?” The writer is a Headteacher who has taught for 35 years. “In 2014 there were 6,848 state funded faith schools – about a third of […]Read More Where Allah, Adonai and Jesus Go to School. . .
The Old Religions say. . . “Give us money (plus power & authority) and we’ll tell you how Bad you are” (Sin based) The New Religions say. . . “Give us money (plus power & authority) and we’ll tell you how Good you are” (Self based) Post-Religion Secular Naturalism says. . . “Give money where it […]Read More The History of Religion (thumbnail)
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 […]Read More The End of Chaplaincy (as we know it)?
My old friend “Josh” is retiring as a Pastor. We used to work side by side when I was an Interfaith Chaplain and Josh always supported by work. Our mutual admiration was encouraging, especially as I was exiting the Church (he and other friends were there to “celebrate” with me the day I gave up […]Read More Time to Tell the Truth about Theology