Category Archives: Religion

Want to Understand Islam?

What with all the hysteria over terrorism in this political season, I found it satisfying to find this straightforward explanation published in the Washington Post by professor of religions at Georgetown University  John L. Esposito onSunday, July 22, 2007. Nearly half … Continue reading

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. . . For the Bible Tells Me So

Unless you’ve been living in a cave or on a desert island you know that religion is a prime political topic these days. You are unlikely to meet anyone who doesn’t have an opinion about the differences between Christianity and … Continue reading

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A Choice: Skepticism or Dogma?

A news item today presents a useful example of the difference between science and religion, something that continues to confuse many people. The announcement, confirming that the oldest fragment of the early Earth is 4.4 billion years old, is based … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

Contrary to the beliefs of some, science doesn’t attack religion, it simply fails to explain it. Religion on the other hand has historically often attacked science, perhaps first notoriously in the case of Galileo Galilei.  Religion recoils when science presents rational … Continue reading

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Ban That Movie!!

A podcast piqued my curiosity while I was at the gym this morning. It was the latest in a unique on-going NPR series entitled “Stuff You Should Know”.  I was a little put off by the format when I first … Continue reading

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Political Apostasy?

The internet headline from the respected but oxymoronically-named Christian Science Monitor this morning said, “Car bombings hit Shiite pilgrimage, underscoring Iraq’s sectarian divide”. It was not an unusual headline, just another bloody day in Baghdad with at least 63 dead … Continue reading

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The Next Step?

Conservatives, in harness with the Catholic Church, say they are still outraged over the ACA requiring that insurance companies provide access to contraception at no additional cost to customers of insurance companies. They believe that the Obama administration has violated … Continue reading

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